Will Ferrell has intimated at a press conference for Everything Must Go that he's looking to shoot the comedy Jay Roach's Southern Rivals this fall, costarring Zach Galifianakis. The film focuses on two rival politicians competing in a small South Carolina district. It is understood by everyone that this film will make $932 billion dollars at the box office and provide fraternity houses everywhere with enough quotes to hold them over until Anchorman 2 comes out in 2018 or whenever.

2018 may be not be too gross an exaggeration for an Anchorman 2 timeline, as Ferrell claimed that Universal were being "idiots" in not being able to get the numbers to pencil for the widely-anticipated sequel. Of course, their reservations may be warranted consideirng Ferrell and McKay last proposed Anchorman 2 as a musical. I'm not saying it wouldn't be awesome, but I understand why they aren't falling all over themselves to get it done ASAP.

So, rather than hold your breath for Anchorman 2, you may want to take in a deep breath of Southern Rivals. Try not to inhale any beard hairs. (Playlist)