In the words of Ron Burgundy: “Super duper!”
“Anchorman” director Adam Mckay confirmed on Twitter that Bridesmaids star and former Saturday Night Live cast member Kristin Wiig has joined “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.” Details for the role have yet to be revealed, however, it’s been reported that Wiig will play the love interest of the lamp-loving Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell).
Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 5, 2013
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” also stars returning players Will Farrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner (“Whammy!”). The film will take place during the advent of the 24-hour news cycle. McKay teased the sequel’s plot in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating: “I’ll tell you we’re staying roughly period, and I would just say it’s the next stage in the development of American media and news. The fun of these characters is they confront change very poorly.”
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” will be released on December 20, 2013.