Presenters Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell at the Golden Globe Awards. Picture: Reuters

Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig has landed a role in the sequel to Will Ferrell's popular cult comedy Anchorman.

Ferrell is re-teaming with original cast members Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell for the follow-up and a new addition looks set to spice up the sequel.

In a Twitter post, Applegate wrote: "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b (to be the) best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made (sic)."

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release in Australia later this year.

The West Australian

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