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The much anticipated sequel to Anchorman is about to get even funnier, as Kristen Wiig is set to join the cast.
Adam McKay, the director to Anchorman: The Legend Continues, confirmed the news that the former Saturday Night Live regular was set to join the cast on his Twitter page:
Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 5, 2013
According to Deadline, Wiig will play the wife of Steve Carell’s character, Brick Tamland. McKay has previously said that he wants the movie to be “a murderer’s row of the best day players ever… every single one-line or three-line role [will] just be someone we love.”
According to MTV, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are all set to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Christina Applegate, who will also return, also took to Twitter to express her excitement over Wiig joining them, saying, “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”
Anchorman: The Legend Continues, is set to be released Dec. 20.