Kristen Wiig is reportedly in negotiations to appear in the sequel to the hit 2004 comedy Anchorman.

The Bridesmaids star is wanted to play the love interest to weather forecaster Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), according to The Wrap.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues was confirmed earlier this year by the film's star Will Ferell, who appeared in character as Ron Burgundy on the Conan O'Brien show to break the news.

Also reprising their roles in the sequel will be Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner.

Vince Vaughn hinted earlier this year that he is likely to return as Burgundy's broadcasting rival Wes Mantooth.

Director Judd Apatow has said that he hopes Christina Applegate will also return as Burgundy's partner and colleague Veronica Corningstone.