There are few men who can play the old British grump as well as Terrence Stamp, in part because he comes across as an old British grump every time a camera falls on his body. Though not without some misfires, it works perfectly with the right screenplay — i.e., one that uses the character in moderation — and, under that guideline, has never really felt old. It’s why, so many years and so many roles later, I still like watching this guy onscreen, exerting an accented steeliness toward all those he sees as inferior.
It sounds as if, for Stamp‘s own good, that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have something in mind. When the actor spoke at a Q & A focused on his new feature, Song for Marion, it was slipped that the team currently planning Anchorman: The Legend Continues want him in a role inspired by Rupert Murdoch, notorious CEO and chairman of News Corporation — which, germane to your interests, makes him the owner of 20th Century Fox. Although nothing official’s been proposed right off the bat, there’s a mutual sense of interest on the part of Gary Sanchez Productions and Stamp. [AICN]
So, does it happen? I’d really hope so. It’s already been said, but bears a little repeating: the idea of a crazy, angry, devious mogul with a certain accent is funny on its own — put into the Anchorman universe and played by Terrence Stamp, I’m already chuckling like a goon.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues will open on December 20th.
Could you see Stamp, in this role, interacting with Ron Burgundy?
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