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Christoph Waltz Bringing Family Appeal to 'Muppets' Sequel

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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.

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