Ray Liotta has joined the cast of The Muppets 2 for director James Bobin and Walt Disney Pictures, according to Variety. The actor’s role was not revealed, although this project marks a bit of a reunion, as Liotta played a gate guard in 1999’s Muppets from Space.
The Muppets 2 follows the felt-covered ones all across Europe on a new caper adventure. Ty Burrell stars as an Interpol inspector, with Tina Fey portraying the female lead, a guard at a Russian gulag prison. Ricky Gervais also stars, although his role has not yet been identified. The Muppets star Jason Segel is not returning, although the entire Muppet clan including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be back.
James Bobin is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Stoller.. Production is scheduled to begin in London this month, with a March 21st, 2014 release date already set.