We are metaphorically riding unicorns past rainbows over this morning’s wonderful news that Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Back in December, we heard rumors that she would be signing on to play a love interest to Steve Carell’s lovably dumb weatherman Brick Tamland, and though her role hasn’t been confirmed yet, Deadline is keeping that rumor up, saying she might play his wife.
Could this mean that Brick is going to have a bigger role than the occasional “I love lamp”-style one-liner? When we spoke to Carell last spring, he said he kind of hoped he wouldn’t. “I feel that Brick is best taken in small doses,” he said. “And I see it as an ensemble, aside from Will [Ferrell]. I hope it’s kind of the same setup as the first one.”
Veronica Corningstone (a.k.a. Christina Applegate) tweeted excitedly about the news last night, with no shortage of hyperbole.
So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made.
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 5, 2013
And we have to say, we quite agree with her. Especially after Wiig and Will Ferrell were such a hit describing the fake plots of movies at the Golden Globes last month.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is slated for release December 2013.
What do you think of Kristen’s addition to the cast? Is there anyone else you hope will join?
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