Kristen Wiig joins Will Ferrell in ‘Anchorman’ sequel

Kristen Wiig is joining the cast of Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” sequel.

Knights of Columbus, that’s kind of a big deal!

“Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!” director Adam McKay confirmed Monday on Twitter.

“Anchorman” costar Christina Applegate (a.k.a. Ron Burgundy’s lady love) corroborated the story with her own Tweet. “woohoo! That’s so great,” Applegate responded, later quipping, “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.”


PHOTOS: 13 memorable stars from ‘SNL’

“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” will see the return of its original stars Ferrell, Applegate, Paul Rudd Steve Carell and David Koechner and continue the on-and-off-set shenanigans of the Channel 4 Evening News team.

“Bridesmaids” star Wiig, an “SNL” alum like Ferrell, is rumored to be playing the love interest of Carell’s mentally deficient meteorologist, according to MTV News. Maybe, for one night, they won’t be co-workers, they’ll be “co-people.” We also wouldn’t mind a Golden Globes-style matchup between Wiig and Ferrell, either.

Ferrell delivered the news, a la Ron Burgundy, about the follow-up to the 2004 comedy last spring on “Conan.”

“I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas,” he interrupted. “To my friends, in Spain, Turkey and the U.K., including England ... as of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel for ‘Anchorman.’ It is official. There will be a sequel to ‘Anchorman.’ ”

And then he disappeared. Watch the video below.

The Judd Apatow-produced film is set to hit theaters Dec. 20. Till then, you stay classy, San Diego.


Ian McKellen gets honorary doctorate, thanks gay groups

Harry Styles of One Direction has a stripper-ific 19th birthday

Ex-Destiny’s Child members praise Beyonce‘s Super Bowl show

Follow Nardine on Twitter @NardineSaad and Google +. Follow Ministry of Gossip @LATcelebs.


PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times

PHOTOS: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Envelope: Celebs on the red carpet