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Kristen Wiig will join Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to Ferrell’s cult 2004 film.
Applegate later retweted his message, adding, “woohoo! That's so great.”
“@ghostpanther: Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!”woohoo! That's so great.
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 5, 2013
Paramount insiders confirmed to Deadline that Wiig will have a “new role.” The December rumors claimed that she was going to star as a love interest for Steve Carell’s dim-witted weatherman character Brick.
A sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has been in the works for years, but finally got off the ground early last year. Paramount announced in December that the film will hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2013.
Ferrell and Wiig are Saturday Night Live veterans. They will be joined by Carell, Applegate, David Koechner and Paul Rudd, who will be back to play the rest of the San Diego Channel 4 news team. Paramount has not released any information on the film’s plot.