ANCHORMAN 2, Paramount
ANCHORMAN 2 helmer Adam McKay today shared the news on Twitter that funny lady Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel. "Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2," tweeted McKay, "Cannonball!"
The director also shared the news on his Facebook page posting, "Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn't be more excited." Wiig and Anchorman star Will Ferrell recently presented at this year's Golden Globe Awards, considered by many to be the comedic highlight of the evening.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues will once again star Will Ferrell as news anchorman Ron Burgundy. Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate will also star. The first film was released by Dreamworks in 2004 and grossed more than $91 million worldwide at the box office.
The sequel to the 2004 smash hit comedy will center on "how round the clock news has impacted the San Diego-based broadcasting team." The director revealed that he intends to convey a serious message in his story, in addition to the anticipated jokes. "Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make," he added. "It's just funny that Americans have to contend with 2000 channels, and 60 different specific news sources, and the confusion that it creates, and the junk that we get to see is hilarious."
Anchorman 2 is produced by Judd Apatow and Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions.