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The Anchorman cast is officially growing with the addition of former Saturday Night Live comedian, Kristen Wiig.
News of Wiig’s addition to the cast list was confirmed by New York Daily News after The Legend Continues director Adam McKay announced the news via Twitter.
“Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!” he tweeted Tuesday. The tweet has since been retweeted by fellow Anchorman starlet, Christina Applegate.
Applegate also expressed her excitement of Wiig’s addition to the cast via Twitter writing, “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”
Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 5, 2013
The hilarious actress was first rumored to join the cast Dec. 2012 with reports stating she would star as Steve Carell’s love interest.
News of the classy sequel was first announced March 2012 by Ron Burgundy himself. Will Ferrell appeared as Burgundy on Conan where he announced the news.
Wiig will join the likes of Ferrell, Applegate, Paul Rudd, Carell and David Koechner. Anchorman: The Legend Continues is slated to hit theaters Dec. 20, 2013.