Great news, Muppets fans! A new Muppets movie is in the works, it has been given a working title and word on the street is that none other than Tina Fey may star in the film. Holy Shizz, right?! I can’t lie, I wasn’t crazy about Jason Segel’s work in The Muppets movie that came out a couple of years ago … he wasn’t very good in it. If Tina is in the new Muppets movie? OMG, now THAT’s the way to treat The Muppets. Click below for all the known, reported deets thus far.
Though Disney’s The Muppets sequel will be a big-screen release, Kermit and company apparently haven’t forgotten their small-screen roots. Last month, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell signed to play two key human characters in the film. Now, Tina Fey is rounding out the cast as the female lead. The plotline and other details are being kept vague for now, but thanks to a tipster who worked in production on the last film, we also have some word on what the title might be. Scripted by Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin, the film sees the fuzzy gang embarking on some kind of European caper. However, the working title doesn’t really reflect that. According to our source, it’s going by the title The Muppets… again. Trust these guys to put a cute spin on the typical sequel title construction. As for casting, THR writes that Fey will play a Russian gulag prison guard. That seems to put her on the same side of the law as Burell’s lazy Interpol agent. Fey, Burrell, and Gervais comprise the three human leads of the film, but this being a Muppets movie I’m sure we can expect some fun celebrity cameos as well … Fey will head to London, where The Muppets… again is scheduled to start shooting this month. A release date has not been announced, but we’ll probably see it hit sometime in 2014. Bobin directs again, with Oscar winner Bret McKenzie returning to write more tunes.
Yes. YES! This time around, it looks like the human parts of the film will be worth watching. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jason Segel for reviving the Muppets movie franchise but the human parts of his movie were just … dumb. This new Muppets film already sounds hilariously funny and it hasn’t even started filming yet. I’m in FULL support of all of this casting news. Wee!