Anchorman 2 is coming, and co-star Paul Rudd couldn’t be happier. According to The Associated Press, the prolific actor said he currently needs a little comedy in his life right about now.
“I could not be more excited about it,” Rudd explained, adding that playing such a dark and serious role in the Broadway play Grace is starting to take its toll on him.
He added, “I’d be excited about [Anchorman 2] anyway. But it’s going to be a nice change of pace from blowing my brains out in this play every night.”
Broadway.com reports his stint in the production will reportedly end next month.
Paul Rudd famously portrayed mustachioed field reporter Brian Fantana in director Adam McKay’s hit 2004 comedy Anchorman. The actor says he’s ready and willing to lend his talents to the sequel, which brings together fellow stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and, of course, Will Ferrell’s mustache.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Anchorman 2 is scheduled to hit theaters next year. The folks at Paramount Pictures recently announced the highly-anticipated sequel should be ready in time for its December 20, 2013 release date.
Paul Rudd fans can catch the actor in director Judd Apatow’s upcoming dramatic comedy This is 40 this Friday (December 21). The film, which is a “sort of sequel” to the writer-director’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, follows the adventures of Pete and Debbie as they come to terms with hitting middle age.
Internet Movie Database has Rudd attached to more than a few upcoming projects. The actor will reportedly play himself in directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s apocalyptic comedy The End of the World.
Rudd can also be seen in director Phil Morrison’s Almost Christmas with Paul Giamatti and David Wain’s They Came Together alongside Boardwalk Empire alum Michael Shannon.
Are you a fan of Paul Rudd? Are you looking forward to Anchorman 2?