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Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire Join Will Ferrell’s IFC Series

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Actress Kristen Wiig attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for CDG)

IFC ordered up a whole mess of comedies this spring, one of them being a six-part miniseries, The Spoils of Babylon, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Now the leads have been announced as Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig. "In the vein of The Thorn Birds and Winds of War, the epic story of The Spoils of Babylon chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, who made their fortune in the oil business." Ferrell will also appear in two roles.

Photo: Jason Merritt/2013 Getty Images