Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig will appear in Anchorman 2, director Adam McKay has confirmed.
"Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2," McKay wrote on his official Twitter account, adding (in reference to Anchorman): "Cannonball!"
The exact plans for Wiig's role are yet to be confirmed, but early reports suggest she may play a love interest for weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Whether Brick willk extend to Wiig's character an invitation to the pants party remains, as yet, unknown.
McKay plans to amass a starry cast for the comedy sequel or, as he put it, "a murderer's row of the best day players ever... every single one-line or three-line role [will] just be someone we just love."
Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and David Koechner will all return for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, due to open in the UK on 1 August 2013.