Confirmed: Ricky Gervais for The Muppets sequel

News Ryan Lambie
19 Dec 2012 - 16:03
Ricky Gervais: Fame ain't bad...

Ricky Gervais has confirmed via Twitter that he's to play the human lead in The Muppets sequel...

A few days ago, we brought you the story that Ricky Gervais was in talks to play the human lead in the forthcoming sequel to The Muppets. That particular story was met with some mixed responses, shall we say, which makes us wonder what the response will be to this: over on his Twitter feed, Gervais has confirmed the rumours. 

"I have just signed up to play the lead in the next Muppet Movie," Gervais wrote. "I have the biggest trailer but Kermit will spend some time in my sink."

Gervais, then, will take over from Jason Segel, who did so much to make The Muppets movie the warmly-received hit it was. It's also said, according to Entertainment Weekly, that the sequel will be set in Europe, and will star Ty Burrell as an "Interpol inspector."

More Muppets news as it comes in.

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