Ron Burgundy is going to have some extra help keeping San Diego classy; it’s been announced that Kristin Wiig is joining the cast of the long-awaited sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.”
The word was leaked Monday by Christina Applegate, who will be reprising her role as Veronica Corningstone in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” In a post on Twitter, Applegate wrote, “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”
Director and screenwriter Adam McKay, who helmed the first movie and is coming back for the follow-up, confirmed the news on Facebook, posting “Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn't be more excited.”
Wiig, who left the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 after “Bridesmaids” confirmed she had big screen star power, will be joining a top-shelf comedy cast for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” In addition to Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate reprising their lead roles, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner are all coming back as Ron Burgundy’s news team, and Luke Wilson is said to be in talks to join the ensemble.
“Anchorman 2” is currently slated to arrive in theaters in time for Christmas. While no one has revealed just what Burgundy and his cohorts will be up to in the sequel, in a recent CNN interview, Steve Carell said he anticipates more of the same kind of comedy that made the first film a smash. “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,” Carell said. “The storyline is going to be different, but I hope the people in it are exactly the same.”