Kristen Wiig, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and star of the silver screen comedy "Bridesmaids," signed on to the "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" sequel, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," according to the film's director, Adam McKay.
McKay, who also directed "Step Brothers," tweeted the news yesterday.
Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 5, 2013
One of the film's stars, Christina Applegate, tweeted her excitement about the addition to the cast.
So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 5, 2013
Fans of characters Brick, Veronica, Ron, and Brian will have to wait a few more months for the much-anticipated release. The film is due out Dec. 20, just in time for the holiday movie rush, more than nine years after its predecessor.
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