“Anchorman” Ron Burgundy Nabs Book Deal for Memoir
This should be interesting: Anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has inked a publishing deal with Random House Books. His tell-all, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, arrives on bookseller’s shelves Nov. 19.
Burgundy, a fictional newsreader in 1970s San Francisco, became a cult character in Paramount’s 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The film — which also featured Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell — gained such a following in the comedy world that fans have patiently waited nearly a decade for a follow-up. A deal for a sequel was finally finalized late last year.
According to a release from Random House, Burgundy will “share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter and his legendary news team. Along the way, he’ll also give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him.”
Never one to mince words, Burgundy was uncharacteristically coy in his own statement to the press:
“I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work.”
The Anchorman sequel will focus on Ron’s tough transition from old-school news to the more newfangled CNN/E News-esque 24-hour news cycle.Anchorman: The Legend Continues is scheduled to open on Dec. 20.