Just when you thought Anchorman: The Legend Continues couldn’t get any better, Kristen Wiig joins the mix. Anchorman’s original leading lady, Christina Applegate, tweeted last night that she is “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for Anchorman 2.”
It was rumored that Wiig would be joining the cast, as Who Got The Role reported back in December. Per Deadline.com, her role was officially confirmed last night by co-star Applegate, as well as an insider at Paramount. Ever since her uber-successful movie Bridesmaids, Wiig has been a hot commodity in the casting world and has quite a few new films coming out later this year. She joins an already stellar cast, including Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate.
As of now, Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release on December 20th.
Word on the street, Wiig will be playing the wife of the loveable dimwit, Brick Tamland (Carell). Watch out lamp, looks like you’ve got some major competition…