UPDATE, 10 PM: Paramount insiders tonight confirmed to me what Christina Applegate tweeted a few hours ago: “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for Anchorman 2.” The sequel formally titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues stars Will Ferrell and Steve Carell plus Wiig in what the studio says is a “new role”. The former Saturday Night Live breakout and Bridesmaids star reportedly had been in talks to play the wife of Brick Tamland (Carell). Wiig fits director Adam McKay’s hype that he plans to create “a murderer’s row of the best day players ever … every single one-line or three-line role [will] just be someone we just love.” Sequel is due out December 20th.
UPDATE: Kristen Wiig Joins ‘Anchorman 2′
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