Kristen Wiig Joins <i>Anchorman 2</i>

The KVWN-TV Channel 4 Evening News family is adding another member. Anchorman: The Legend Continues director Adam McKay has announced on Facebook that Kristen Wiig will join Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Dave Koechner and Christina Applegate in the sequel to the 2004 comedy.

The news doesn't come as much of a shock after the December news that Wiig was being considered to play a love interest for Carell's Brick Tamland.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy marked the first feature collaboration between McKay and Ferrell, who worked together on Saturday Night Live. The sequel was announced in March on Conan, with Ferrell appearing on the series as smarmy San Diego newscaster Burgundy. The film opens Dec. 20.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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