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Kristen Wiig Will Star in "Anchorman" Sequel

ABC/RICK ROWELL(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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Will Ferrell Says ‘Anchorman 2′ Will Deal with Entertainment News

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Like Will Ferrell’s mustache, the plot of Anchorman 2 has thickened. Ferrell told this week that the sequel will focus on Ron Burgundy and the Action News team mixing celebrity stories with hard news (i.e., panda births).

“We are going to focus on and comment on the transition from what was kind of traditional news to where entertainment forces started melding in, and Ron’s going to be one of the catalysts of that,” he said.

Speaking of that mustache, for the record, it’s real.

“I’m surprised by how many people have walked up to me and asked, ‘Is that mustache real?’” he said. “Of course, I say, ‘Yes, why would I be wearing a fake mustache?’ I mean, why would I be walking around wearing a fake mustache?”

But back to the movie: director Adam McKay recently told The Playlist that Anchorman 2 will feature full blown musical numbers, some with dancing. Ferrell wouldn’t confirm that, and demurred, “It would be very premature for me to comment on anything, only because we’re still kind of working on the script, we rewrite and we rewrite and it changes 8,000 times.”

He offered one exclusive: “The only thing I can tell you for sure is that the movie will be filmed entirely in English.”

While working on Anchorman 2, Ferrell’s promoting another project — Cancer for College, a charity that offers college scholarships to high school age cancer survivors. He’s worked with them for more than a decade, and this year, he and his 5-year-old son Mattias crafted a holiday coffee cup that will be sold at 7-Eleven, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Yes, Will Ferrell crafts.

“I’ve always been super crafty,” he said.  ”There’s a lot of glue in my house, lot of glitter, lot of pine cones, and lots of dried macaroni. It doesn’t mean that I’m any good.”

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This Just In: "Anchorman 2" Teasers Released

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- As San Diego's most respected newsman Ron Burgundy might say, we've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story: fans of Will Ferrell's Anchorman can now catch a first glimpse of the 2004 cult classic's upcoming sequel, thanks to a pair of teasers -- one "safe for work," and the other a little more blue.

It seems all of the Channel 4's original news team has been reassembled for the second go-round: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner will reprise their roles as ladies man field reporter Brian Fantana, clueless weatherman Brick Tamland, and meathead sports reporter Champ Kind, respectively.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, opens in 2013.

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"Anchorman" Director Hints at Sequel’s Plot

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Anchorman director and co-writer Adam McKay has dropped a hint regarding the plot of the recently-announced sequel.

Speaking with Empire magazine, McKay says the story of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy and his news team picks up “right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79.” He elaborates, “All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”

McKay previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the sequel could hit theaters as early as Christmas 2013.

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"Anchorman" Director Discusses Sequel

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The director and co-writer of the 2004 Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman has all but confirmed that the major cast members will return for the sequel.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Adam McKay said Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are finalizing their contracts.  He added that he's also reached out to Christina Applegate's manager.

"[W]e have an idea for her that we think is pretty cool.  So tentatively right now she’s in," he elaborated.

As for the plot of the film, McKay said, "We have a basic idea.  I’ll tell you we’re staying roughly period, and I would just say it’s the next stage in the development of American media and news.  The fun of these characters is they confront change very poorly."

McKay says the sequel will tentatively begin shooting next January or February, and that it could hit theaters as early as Christmas 2013.

Ferrell announced the sequel in character as Ron Burgundy last month during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's TBS late-night show.

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Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" Character Announces Sequel on "Conan"

Peter Kramer/NBC(BURBANK, Calif.) -- After countless rumors, Will Ferrell confirmed on Wednesday night's Conan that a sequel to his 2004 comedy Anchorman is officially in the works.

Ferrell appeared on the TBS late-night show as his Anchorman alter ego, 1970s news anchorman Ron Burgundy, who made his entrance while performing his trusty flute.

He poked fun at host Conan O'Brien for a bit, then said, "I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas, to our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K., including England, that as of 0900 Mountain time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman."

The Hollywood Reporter says many of the original cast members are expected to return for the sequel.  In addition to Ferrell, Anchorman starred Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.

The sequel reportedly will be released sometime next year.

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