Kristen Wiig confirmed for ‘Anchorman 2’

She joins Will Ferrell and Steve Carell in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues', out this December

Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of Anchorman 2.

Director and co-writer Adam McKay took to Twitter to break the news, posting:

Wiig’s character in the sequel has yet to be confirmed, though it was rumoured back in December that she could appear as a love interest for Steve Carell‘s character Brick Tamland.

Titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel is scheduled for release on December 20 this year. Will Ferrell will be back as Ron Burgundy, alongside original castmates Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd. A teaser trailer reuniting the foursome was released last May – scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Released in 2004, the original Anchorman was a parody of a 70s TV newsroom written by Ferrell and the McKay. The pair have also teamed up to write the sequel, which McKay is due to begin shooting this month (February 2013).

Speaking last year, McKay revealed a few teasers about the sequel’s plot, saying: “I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you another one: bowling for dollars.”