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Will Ferrell plans 'Office' guest stint

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Will Ferrell arrives at the French premiere of the film "Megamind" in Paris on November 29, 2010. UPI/David Silpa | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/8b2b047935e0b17d5573ec98ab93556e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Will Ferrell arrives at the French premiere of the film "Megamind" in Paris on November 29, 2010. UPI/David Silpa | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell is to reunite with Steve Carell, his co-star in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," in several episodes of the U.S. sitcom "The Office."

Ferrell, a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live," will play a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be just as inappropriate as Michael, Carell's character on "The Office."

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"We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star," executive producer Paul Lieberstein said in a statement Wednesday. "We are proud to continue 'The Office's' tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they'll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality."

Ferrell's film credits include "Wedding Crashers," "Elf," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Bewitched" and "Old School."

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