02/05/2013 08:15 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2013

Kristen Wiig In 'Anchorman 2': 'Bridesmaids' Star Confirmed For Sequel

Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of "Anchorman 2." The news, which was first reported in December of 2012 by TheWrap, was confirmed by Christina Applegate on Twitter.

Director Adam McKay also announced Wiig's involvement, though a few hours after Applegate.

"Kristen Wiig is officially on board for 'Anchorman 2,'" McKay wrote on Facebook. "Couldn't be more excited."

As TheWrap first reported, Wiig will play Steve Carell's onscreen love interest in "Anchorman 2," which is officially titled "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." Deadline.com also confirmed Wiig's role in the sequel with "Paramount insiders."

Wiig joins a cast that includes Carell, Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Will Ferrell. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is out in theaters on Dec. 20.

For more, head over to THR.