Kristen Wiig is set to star in Anchorman 2

Kristen Wiig is set to star in Anchorman 2

February 6, 2013, 10:40 amnewidea

It's been confirmed that the Bridesmaids actress will star in the much anticipated sequel.

Kristen Wiig is set to star in Anchorman 2
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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."

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


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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