Kristen Wiig to Join Anchorman 2

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are back for the <i>Anchorman</i> sequel.

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and Steve Carell are back for the Anchorman sequel.

We brought you the life-defining news earlier this year that a sequel to Anchorman was in the works. We've languished in a wilderness of despair since then, hearing nothing further and wondering if the entire movie was in fact the result of some bizarre wish-fulfillment fantasy on the part of we, the Daily Life staff.

Well, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief, (and maybe sing a chorus of 'Afternoon Delight') because news just to hand is that Kristen Wigg is being pursued for Anchorman 2. But wait - that's not all! The rumour is that she will be playing the love interest of Steve Carrell's Brick Tamlan, the chronically stupid weatherman with an IQ of 48.

TheWrap reports:

Kristen Wiig is being eyed for a role in “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” for Paramount Pictures, a person familiar with the negotiations has told TheWrap.
Wiig would play opposite Steve Carell, as a love interest in the sequel. The script is still being written, and no cast beyond the principals has been set. The film is a sequel to the 2004 hit, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and is due to be released in October 2013. 


Those of you familiar with the original Anchorman will note that Brick's previous romantic interests have included carpet, a lamp and a desk so this is really something of a step-up.

Below, Brick's introduction to the world. Because it's Friday.



Source: TheWrap