Ricky Gervais in talks to lead The Muppets sequel?

News Simon Brew 18 Dec 2012 - 07:43
Ricky Gervais coming back for extra Extras.

The lead human character in The Muppets 2 might just be played by Ricky Gervais...

Having had his cameo in The Muppets end up on the cutting room floor, Ricky Gervais may have thought that his Muppet moment had passed. However, as The Muppets 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) prepares for production in early 2013, a new piece of casting news has popped up, which suggests that Ricky Gervais is set for a much bigger role this time around.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gervais is in line for one of the starring roles in The Muppets sequel, joining a cast that thus far includes Modern Family’s Ty Burrell. Gervais will reportedly by the lead human character in the film, although no further details have been revealed about the role thus far.

James Bobin is directing The Muppets sequel, having penned the script for it with Nicholas Stoller.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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