Kristen Wiig joins 'Anchorman 2'
February 5th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Kristen Wiig joins 'Anchorman 2'

The "Anchorman 2" crew are welcoming a new co-star aboard the anticipated sequel: Kristen Wiig.

"Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn't be more excited," said director/co-screenwriter Adam McKay on his Facebook page.

Added Christina Applegate on Twitter, "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

Wiig joins Will Ferrell, who's returning as the unintentionally hilarious newsman Ron Burgundy for the follow-up to 2004's hit comedy, as well as Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell. Ferrell personally revealed the news on "Conan" last spring, wearing Ron Burgundy's signature leisure suit and mustache.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is slated to open December 20. McKay suggested that we're in for "whole song sequences" in the sequel, while Carell is keeping his fingers crossed that no one's changed over the past nine years.

"I think it's such a great ensemble piece that I would hope that our roles are the same as they were the first time around," he said. "The storyline is going to be different, but I hope the people in it are exactly the same."

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  1. filthy dirty hat

    i love that hat..its so you

    February 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Steve

    I love Kristen Wiig! She's beautiful and crazy-talented. Can't wait to see this!

    February 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mccgeno

    I really liked her in "Paul". So I actually sat down and watched "Bridesmaids" with my wife, and I really liked her in that. I'm a fan.

    February 11, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rock

    mmmm, i want to put some love spackle on her face

    February 7, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. There you have it...

    rest my case

    February 6, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cat

    Romantic Rival to Christine Applegate? Looks like Ron is going to be in another pickle – having to decide between these two lovely ladies, or he could take the Brick way out and just love lamp and carpet HA! HA!

    February 6, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Monday and 155 Meltdown

    she's pretty

    February 6, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. palintwit

    What are all the teabillies going to do now that their fearless leader Sarah Palin has been broomed from Fake News ?

    February 6, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      Yeah, I saw that, too. Even the folks at Faux News got sick of her bs. She seems like the most uneducated, most opinionated woman in America. I wonder how she'd doing with her great fall from grace. Now, can she go back to Alaska, and never be heard from again? I highly doubt it.

      February 6, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. too many butts shaking at one time....could not handle

    i love the color too ron

    February 6, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ron Burgundy

    I'm Ron Burgundy?

    February 6, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. ikenelson

    I solemnly swear to personally resuscitate Will Ferrell's career from the toilet.

    February 6, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ruth

    I can fornicate??

    February 6, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. 155.155 rat

    up up and away in my beautiful balloon–fun

    February 6, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I'd like to plop a huge steaming turd onto her forehead.

    February 6, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Adolf

    Don't jew us on the laughs Kristen.

    February 6, 2013 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kristen Wiig bust my gut

    Kristen is the funniest female making movies right nowt-Lucille Ball would be proud.

    February 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Pimp da doggy dog

    That is great for Christen Wiig. I hope the movie will be funny. Lets see if it's as funny as the 1st 1.

    February 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Alvarez

    Spending a quiet night sculpting farm animals from my girlfriend's bowel movements...

    February 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  19. empresstrudy

    Movie will suck.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  20. go already

    get too class your late.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. Tim99

    I wish people would post funny things. We are between classes right now. Fixing to go to American history and learn about stuff.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • The Hat of the Three-Toed Man-Baby

      Apparently grammar is not one you've already learned.

      February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |

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