A lot of people grumbled when Ricky Gervais was cast as the male lead in The Muppets 2, but there should be less division over that fact 30 Rock’s Tina Fey is now in talks for the female lead in the movie, according to THR. Assuming she does sign on, it would mean both last year and this year’s Golden Globe Awards hosts would be in the film.
Plot details are being held under wraps, but it’s slipped out that Fey is going to play a Russian gulag prison guard. Ty Burrell will be playing a lazy Interpol inspector, while Ricky Gervais’s character is still unknown. The film will see Kermit and co, heading to Europe.
It’s also been suggested by /Film that the working title for the film is The Muppets… Again, although it’s not known if that’s the name it will come to cinemas under.
James Bobin will be back to direct the sequel from a screenplay he wrote with Nick Stoller. Production is scheduled to begin this month in London.