'Anchorman: The Exhibit' Opens Nov. 14 at the Newseum
WASHINGTON — The Newseum, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, will open "Anchorman: The Exhibit," featuring props, costumes and footage from the 2004 hit comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
The exhibit will open on Nov. 14, 2013, prior to the release of the highly anticipated sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." It will be on display through Aug. 31, 2014.
"I'm literally trapped in a glass case of emotion," said Burgundy, commenting on his inclusion in the museum's exhibit.
The original film, written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay, directed by McKay, and starring Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner, takes a comic look at a 1970s-era television newsroom and the legendary local anchorman who ruled it until a female reporter arrived to challenge the all-male news team. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" reunites Ferrell and McKay with the original cast and hits theaters Dec. 20, 2013.
Included in "Anchorman: The Exhibit":
- Costumes worn by the Channel 4 Evening News team
- A re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set
- A number of original props from the movie, including Burgundy's jazz flute and the whip used by rival anchorman Arturo Mendez during the film's memorable fight scene between rival news teams
Visitors to the exhibit also will have an opportunity to step in front of the camera and participate in an Anchorman-themed TV spot at one of the Newseum's Be a TV Reporter stations. With lead anchor Burgundy providing a snappy introduction, budding reporters can find out if they have what it takes to become a member of the Channel 4 news teams.
The exhibit also will feature clips from the movie and special commentary by Ferrell.