An actor not normally known for his comedic chops has signed on for a supporting role in the upcoming "Anchorman 2".

It's Harrison Ford, best known for his iconic roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford will play a veteran newsreader.

The long-awaited sequel will star Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig and Christina Applegate, and is set for release in December.