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Kirsten Wiig officially joins the cast for Anchorman sequel

anchorman4112012Scheduled for release in December 2013: Anchorman. The Legend Continues, the much anticipated sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman, seems to be a project that is rapidly gaining momentum. While die hard Anchorman fans are waiting with baited breath to hear more about the plot of the film, the movie’s writers, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, are doing their best to keep details of the project under wraps.

This week, however, not even McKay could contain his excitement, announcing on Twitter that Bridesmaids writer, and Saturday Night Live veteran, Kirsten Wiig, has officially joined the already all-star cast, which includes Ferrell, Steve Carrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and Christina Applegate. Rumours have been circulating in Hollywood since December last year that Wiig was being considered to play a possible love interest of Carrell’s character, the dim-witted, but loveable, Brick Tamland. Whether that’s the role that Wiig ends up playing or not, the movies writer’s have certainly succeeded in landing another big draw card for the project.

Shooting for Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set to begin later this month, with the film being released in December, later this year. As with any huge project, the rumours in Hollywood abound. With a large proportion of the original cast already confirmed to be reuniting for the Paramount Pictures sequel, fans wait on tenterhooks to hear if anymore of the old favourites will make a last minute appearance, with Vince Vaughn already dropping hints that he could be set to reprise his role as Ron Burgundy’s rival news reader, Wes Mantooth. In the meantime we’ll just play a few more rounds of video poker!

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