Kristen Wiig in Talks to Play Love Interest for Brick Tamland in ‘Anchorman 2′

Thursday, December 6, 2012
By Kevin Crossman
Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell

Kristen Wiig is being considered for a role in Anchorman 2, according to The Wrap. Wiig would play the love interest for Steve Carell’s character, Brick Tamland. With the Anchorman 2 script still under development, there’s no telling for sure is this is a lock.

But with Christina Applegate returning there will likely be less emphasis on a love story for her character Veronica Corningstone and Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy, since that plot seemed to be fully mined in the first film. If there’s a secondary character to have a romantic angle, Carell’s Tamland would seem to be the logical choice. Cue “I Love Lamp” jokes…

Director Adam McKay has indicated there are several musical elements in the sequel, and Wiig would appear to be a good choice for a comedic musical. The SNL vet has sung on the show on several occasions and in the clip below also got to “Duet” with Dewey Cox back in 2007.

The Wrap article indicates the Anchorman 2 release date is October 2013 but that seems unlikely with filming not expected to start until early next year. As a high-profile sequel, a November or December release date seem much more likely.

One Response to “Kristen Wiig in Talks to Play Love Interest for Brick Tamland in ‘Anchorman 2′”

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