It is tough for any actor to go blow-for-comedic-blow with the cast of Anchorman, but it looks like the sequel's producers have found someone who can more than hold her own with the likes of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and the rest of the Channel 4 Action News Team. Wiig proved how great her chemistry with Ferrell may be during her presentation with him at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago.
Rumors have the Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids actress playing the love interest of Carrell’s dim-witted Brick Tamland, but nothing is confirmed yet. Anchorman: The Legend Continues will be Wiig’s second movie with Carrell this year, as she is also providing a voice for this summer’s Despicable Me 2.
If the rumors are true, they raise many questions. Will Wiig’s character accept an invitation to Brick’s pants party? Will Brian Fantana let Brick use his Sex Panther cologne to woo her? Will Brick be forced to save her from that no-good Wes Mantooth by killing another man with a trident? Only time will tell.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues will see the gang contending with the rise of new media and the 24-hour news cycle. It is set to begin filming this month and will be released on December 20th.