British comedian Ricky Gervais has reportedly signed on to star alongside America’s favorite pig and frog in the planned sequel to “The Muppets.”
According to THR Gervais will team up with Modern Family’s Ty Burrell to play two of the three main human roles in the new film, no word as yet who will take on the third but according to reports it will not be Jason Segel who starred in the first film. Gervais took to his Twitter account to announce the exciting news saying: “@THR:EXCLUSIVE: @RickyGervais in Talks to Star in ‘Muppets’ Sequel. “Just Bringing home the bacon” “It’s so easy making green” etc :)”
It was rumored that Gervais would appear in the first muppets movie, with Gervais even announcing his cameo appearance on his blog but apparently his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. He also appeared on Sesame Street in 2009 to sing Elmo a lullaby.