Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

Christoph Waltz Bringing Family Appeal to 'Muppets' Sequel

christoph-waltz.jpg

Because he's just that good at cartoonishly playing off a persecuted minority and/or green hero, Christoph Waltz has entered talks to join the Muppet crew in their latest adventure.

THR reports that Tarantino's and your kids' favorite Austrian actor will play one of the few meatier-than-cameo human roles in James Bobin's still-untitled sequel to his 2011 hit The Muppets. Screenwriter Nicholas Stoller has already said the film will follow in the footsteps of The Great Muppet Caper to, well, be a caper, and it seems Waltz will likely be investigating said caper, as the part he's up for is said to be that of an Interpol agent. Continuing on what seems to be a European slant, the production is still on the lookout for another non-puppet to play a Russian femme fatale. If things do go international, hopefully Kermit and the gang remember to avoid Germany.

  • April 3, 2013
    As he may have something to say on the subjects of working with spouses and a fierce devotion to a creepy aesthetic, Tim Burton has decided to direct Big Eyes, the Weinstein Company's drama based on the life and paintings of Walter and Margaret Keane.... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2013
    Last seen with Disney-owned puppets in Muppets from Space and an episode of Hannah Montana, Ray Liotta is getting ready to work with some again in Muppets 2. Variety reports the actor is continuing what seems to be sort of a comeback run by signing on to James Bobin's highly-an... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2013
    Ricky Gervais will have some Golden Globes-hosting company on the set of The Muppets 2. His similarly Elmo-loving Invention of Lying co-star Tina Fey has now reportedly joined the cast of the sequel as well, and will play a Russian gulag prison guard. Assumedly, this is the sam... / Continue →
  • There are Comments