Kristen Wiig Officially Joins 'Anchorman' Sequel

'Couldn't be more excited,' director writes on Facebook

Kristen Wiig in West Hollywood, California.
February 5, 2013 10:10 AM ET

It's official: Kristen Wiig will be part of the much-anticipated sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, director Adam McKay let slip on Facebook with the note, "Couldn't be more excited."

The Bridesmaids and former Saturday Night Live star will join Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast from the original Anchorman, including Christina Appelgate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Dave Koechner.

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While there's no official word on what role Wiig will play, earlier reports of her  possible involvement in the movie cast her as a love interest for Carell's beloved doofus of a weatherman, Brick Tamland.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release on December 20th. Ferrell announced the sequel  to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy in suitable style, donning Burgundy's trademark scarlet duds and treating the audience to a little jazz flute on Conan.

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