Wiig joins 'Anchorman' sequel

Kristen Wiig arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the...

Kristen Wiig arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzales/AFP)

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Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig has landed a role in the sequel to Will Ferrell's popular cult comedy Anchorman.

Ferrell is re-teaming with original cast members Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell for the follow-up and a new addition looks set to spice up the sequel.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Applegate writes, "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b (to be the) best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release later this year.


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