June 19th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
You can't say Will Ferrell isn't hardworking.
The actor is at the center of two new movie trailers this week, as clips for December's "Anchorman 2" and the upcoming "LEGO" movie - as in, a movie based on the LEGO toys - have hit the Web.
The "legend" of Ron Burgundy picks up in the '80s, when the news anchor is invited to join a 24 hour cable news channel. (Gosh, that sounds familiar.) "I'm going to do the thing that God put Ron Burgundy on earth to do: have salon quality hair and read the news," Burgundy, mustache intact, proclaims.
In pursuit of his purpose, he reconnects in the Big Apple with his old San Diego news team: Brick (Steve Carell), Brian (Paul Rudd) and Champ (David Koechner). There, the squad comes across a few new faces, including James Marsden as a TV news "prince" and Kristen Wiig as the woman Brick's been waiting for. Arguably the best exchange in the clip comes from Carell and Wiig, as she responds to his line, "Your hair looks like wet popcorn," with, "I like the parts of your face that are covered with skin."
Ron's otherwise occupied "breaking down the barriers of race by assimilation" at a dinner with Meagan Good, who appears to play a potential love interest.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," which has director Adam McKay back at the helm, is slated to open December 20, and Ferrell's "Lego" movie is scheduled to arrive shortly after.
The first teaser trailer for the animated film shows off voicework from "Parks and Recreation" star Chris Pratt, who gives life to the Lego form of the movie's hero, Emmet. He's not one of the MasterBuilders - which includes but isn't limited to Wonder Woman, Superman, and "the 1980s-something space guy" - but he's still the only candidate who can help stop an evildoer from destroying the world.
In addition to Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Alison Brie also star.
Directed by the duo who helmed "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and "21 Jump Street," Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the "Lego" movie will assemble on February 7, 2014.
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