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Kristen Wiig may join 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

6/16/2014 Liza Foreman
Kristen Wiig may join 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' © AP Kristen Wiig may join 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

By Liza Foreman

Kristen Wiig is being eyed for a role in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" for Paramount Pictures, a person familiar with the negotiations has told TheWrap.

Wiig would play opposite Steve Carell, as a love interest of some kind, in the sequel. The script is still being written and no cast beyond the principals has been set.

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Adam McKay is directing the feature, which is being produced by Judd Apatow through his Apatow Productions banner. The film is a sequel to the 2004 hit, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," and is due to be released in October 2013.

Best known for her work on "Saturday Night Live," Wiig is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood. She could recently be seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in the indie feature "Imogene," and has been busy filming a number of titles, including "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and "Hateship Friendship," with Guy Pearce.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" will see the original film's cast return, including Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Carell. The story follows the on-set adventures of San Diego's top newsman, played by Ferrell. "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" made around $85 million at the box office.

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