‘Anchorman 2’ Release Date Bumped Up to Dec. 18

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Christmas is coming early for Ron Burgundy fans.

Paramount announced Wednesday that the highly-anticipated Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will open on Dec. 18, two days earlier than its initial release date.

Directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, the flick is the follow-up to 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Aside from the original cast returning to reprise their roles, the sequel will also see cameos by Kristen WiigTina FeyAmy Poehler, and even Kanye West

For the most part, we got such great people in the movie,” Ferrell told Celebuzz of the new comedy’s star-studded cast, adding jokingly, “We got some great people who were dying to be in the movie and then some people who were dying to be in the movie that we didn’t really care about so much. They would call literally every week.”