'Anchorman 2' adds Kristen Wiig as Steve Carell's wife
Co-star Christina Applegate and director Adam McKay revealed the news via Twitter:
Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2.Cannonball!-- Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 5, 2013
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
While there are no details on the size of Wiig's role, Deadline adds that she'll be playing the wife of simple-minded weatherman Brick Tamland ( Steve Carell).
McKay had previously told The Playlist he hopes the fill the sequel with a "murderer's row of the best day players ever. Like having every single one line or three line role, just be someone we just love."
Even if Wiig's role is little more than a cameo, let's hope she spends some of it opposite the "Anchorman" himself, Will Ferrell. Their recent appearance at the Golden Globes reminded everyone just how good they are together.
"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is scheduled for release Dec. 20, 2013.