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Is John C. Reilly going to be in 'Anchorman 2'? Maybe! (Or not!)

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John C. Reilly is maybe going to be in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Or not.

The film, which is in production, has been tight-lipped about most details regarding its plot and full cast — but it did put out a casting call for a John C. Reilly lookalike, leading to Internet speculation that Reilly would be reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star alongside already-booked stars Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd.

Reps for the film, however, will only confirm that they were indeed looking for a lookalike, saying in a statement, “We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly.”

Is that a yes or no? It’s…nothing, yet.

In the meantime, there’s plenty of opportunity to guess who and how Reilly might be playing in the film, if he’s playing anyone at all: Will he be a nemesis for a Ferrell? A lover? A love interest for Applegate? An Applegate lookalike (double fake-out!)?

Speculate away.

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