03/04/2013 03:26 pm ET

Harrison Ford In 'Anchorman 2'? Han Solo Joins Adventures Of Ron Burgundy

Stay classy: According to THR, Harrison Ford has joined the cast of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." Ford would play a veteran news anchor, "a la Tom Brokaw," per the trade.

This would be the first outright comedy for Ford since 1979's Western comedy "The Frisco Kid." He previously played a curmudgeonly newscaster in the romantic comedy "Morning Glory," and also appeared in rom-coms like "Six Days, Seven Nights," "Working Girl" and "Serena."

The "Anchorman" sequel is already bigger than its predecessor, with Ford, Kristen Wiig and James Marsden joining original stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. This has been a busy 2013 for Ford thus far: In addition to "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," Ford is rumored to reprise the role of Han Solo for "Star Wars: Episode VII." That film is scheduled for release in 2015; "Anchorman" comes soon, on Dec. 20 of this year.

For more on Ford, head over to THR.

[via THR]

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