Kristen Wiig Confirmed For Anchorman Sequel

Kristen Wiig attends The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills Kristen Wiig attends The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills

“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” has added another great comedian to its already impressive roster.

“So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made,” Christina Applegate Tweeted on Monday.

Director Adam McKay also confirmed the news.

“Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn’t be more excited,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Monday night.

Kristen is slated to play Steve Carrell’s onscreen love interest in the comedy, with Will Ferrell reprising his role as dimwitted lothario news anchor Ron Burgundy.

The sequel to the 2004 hit comedy – which also star Paul Rudd and Dave Koechner – is slated to hit theaters on December 20, 2013.

-- Jesse Spero

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