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Kristen Wiig is set to star alongside Will Ferrell and Steve Carell in Anchorman 2. Source: Getty
Kristen Wiig is set to star alongside Will Ferrell and Steve Carell in Anchorman 2. Source: Getty

Anchorman's much-anticipated sequel has gained an exciting new star: Kristen Wiig.

Reports surfaced months ago that the 39-year-old Bridesmaids actress was in talks to join the cast.

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Now, the film's director Adam McKay has confirmed the news on his Facebook page.

He wrote: "Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn't be more excited."

Christina Applegate, who will also star in the film, took the Twitter to share her thoughts.

She tweeted: "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

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Wiig joins Applegate as well as Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell.

The film, titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues, is set to hit theaters on December 20, according to USA Today.

Wiig will play the wife of Carell's character, quirky weatherman Brick Tamland.

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