(NEW YORK) -- Anchorman director Adam McKay tweeted Monday night that Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of the film's sequel.
Through his handle @GhostPanther, he said: "Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!"
McKay reiterated the news on his Facebook page, saying he "couldn't be more excited."
Anchorman star Will Ferrell and Wiig appeared together last month as presenters at the Golden Globe Awards.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues will hit theaters in December.
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