Re-release of 'Anchorman 2' features 763 new jokes

R-rated re-release of 'Anchorman 2' to feature 763 new jokes

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- With nearly every joke substituted for a new one, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" will return to movie theaters for one week.

Paramount Pictures announced Friday that an R-rated version of "Anchorman 2" with 763 new jokes will play in the U.S. and Britain beginning Feb. 28.

Director Adam McKay improvises heavily while making a film, and found he could swap out practically every joke in the film for an alternative. In a statement, McKay recommended die-hard "Anchorman" fans see the new version, but "if you're not, stay very far away."

Starring Will Ferrell as TV news anchor Ron Burgundy, "Anchorman 2" has made about $170 million worldwide since opening in December.

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Paramount Pictures is part of Viacom Inc.

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