Re-release of ‘Anchorman 2′ features 763 new jokes

In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, Will Ferrell attends the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" premiere in New York.  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, Feb. 21, 2014,  that an R-rated version of “Anchorman 2” with 763 new jokes will play in the U.S. and Britain beginning February 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.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, Will Ferrell attends the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" premiere in New York. 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, Feb. 21, 2014, that an R-rated version of “Anchorman 2” with 763 new jokes will play in the U.S. and Britain beginning February 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.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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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