For years there were rumours and speculation about a sequel to Anchorman, but even since it was officially announced the progress to production has been painfully slow. However now it’s actually moving towards the shoot, and for the last couple of months it’s been known that producers were trying to get Kristen Wiig to star.
Now director Adam McKay has confirmed her involvement on Twitter, saying ‘Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!’
It’s still not been revealed what character she’ll be playing, although earlier speculation suggested she could be a women who gets involved with Steve Carell’s Brick Tamland. Others have said she could be the new boss in the newsroom, which upsets Ron Burgundy’s misogynistic machismo.
The plan is for shooting to start next month with the movie heading for a Christmas release.