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As Anchorman: The Legend Continues built up intrigue and delight over the last year with the pace of a bloated tortoise, today’s news hopefully marks a new influx of juicy details concerning the sequel. Director Adam McKay confirmed rumours that yes, Kristen Wiig will be joining the cast, which was met by Christina Applegate’s excited Tweet: ”So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for Anchorman 2!”

McKay has yet to disclose any details specific to Wiig’s role – although rumour has it she’s in line to play a love interest to the dimmest bulb on the shelf, Brick Tamlan, played by Steve Carell. Anchorman stalwarts Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are also on board alongside a rumoured Vince Vaughn.

The addition of Wiig to the cast marks another female addition welcomed into the warm bosom of the Frat Pack, which has been predominantly a male-centric troupe. »

- Gem Seddon

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