Anchorman 2 News: Kristen Wiig to play Brick Tamland’s lamp interest

When the internet found out a sequel to Anchorman was happening, the response was nearly Arrested Developian. And it’s about to get positively bacon-esque when Kristen Wiig joins the cast as Brick Tamlan’s love interest.

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 in the sequel. The script is still being written, and no cast beyond the principals has been set.
The film is a sequel to the 2004 hit, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and is due to be released in October 2013. [TheWrap]

Brick of course loves lamp and is borderline retarded, and rarely knows what we’re yelling about. I think Kristen Wiig is fantastic, though she’s better when she’s more real and there’s someone around to edit her. But something tells me a role opposite a retarded Steve Carell in an Adam McKay movie is going to involve them puking oatmeal on each other while they cane each other in the crotch and sing showtunes. Actors, man. You know how they are.