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Kristen Wiig Joins Anchorman 2 Cast

It’s official: Kristen Wiig is joining the cast of the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergundy sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

And we couldn’t be more excited — and either could her movie mates.

Director Adam McKay expressed his glee on Facebook on Monday (January 4), saying, “Kristen Wiig is officially on board for ‘Anchorman 2. Couldn’t be more excited.”

Christina Applegate, a.k.a Channel Four’s co-anchor Veronica Corningstone, was equally pumped, tweeting on Tuesday: ”So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman 2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”

After months of speculation, it’s about time the SNL alum made it official, joining Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Applegate, and Steve Carell in the highly-anticipated Ron Burgundy follow-up.

And while it’s still not clear what her role will be, it’s been rumored that she will play the love interest to Carell’s lovable, but challenged weatherman, Brick Tamland.

While we’re sure the Bridesmaids star will have explosive chemistry with funny man Carell, we’re even more psyched that Applegate will have a female partner-in-crime to play with.

In more good news, the movie now has a release date too, it is scheduled to hit theaters in December 20, 2013. How will we ever wait? We’ll just have to stay patient — and classy.

Are you excited that Wiig is joining the cast? Who do you hope she plays, someone as awkward as Brick, or more of a cougar (or shall we say panther) type?

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