Christoph Waltz is no longer bringing his broad family appeal to The Muppets sequel. Now Modern Family's Ty Burrell will less sarcastically do that.
THR reports Christoph Waltz was unable to fit James Bobin's upcoming Muppet film into his schedule, thus leaving Ty Burrell to step in and play one of the film's non-puppets--an Interpol inspector--bringing with him his Incredible Hulk experience of starring alongside a green effigy that doesn't move quite convincingly.
The trade says that, beyond the expected heaping of cameos, there's still one more lead human to cast, that of a "Russian femme fatale," and being that the film is being described as a "caper," hopefully that doesn't mean Fozzie gets a mail-order bride, accidentally kills her, and the whole gang has to come together to hide the beautiful Russian corpse from authorities. Hopefully.
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 →
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 →
Confirming news from earlier in the week, Ricky Gervais has announced he'll indeed be the Jason Segel of Tomorrow, taking the human lead in James Bobin's The Muppets 2. The British comic earlier today tweeted, "I have just signed up to play the lead in the next Muppet Movie. I ... / Continue →