Kristen Wiig may join Anchorman sequel

The long awaited sequel to the comedy classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy may be getting some very good news. Kristen Wiig is allegedly in negotiations to join the cast as the love interest of Brick played by Steve Carell. The original Anchorman has one of the best ensembles of male comics in recent memory. Wiig, like many of the original cast, rose to fame during her time on Saturday Night Live.

Wiig has previously appeared in multiple Judd Apatow productions, including Bridesmaids, which won Wiig widespread critical acclaim including a Golden Globe nomination. If Wiig did join the cast she would be the first outside of the principal cast of the first Anchorman to be announced. Will Ferrell, Christina Appelegate, Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd and David Koechner will be back, and Luke Wilson is also rumored return.

The sequel will be called Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and is planning a release in October 2013. Adam Mckay, who directed the original, will return for the sequel.