The Muppets 2 (under the working title The Muppets… Again) is the follow up to the 2011 film The Muppets.
Jason Segel will not be present on writing duties this time around, having handed the reigns to his writing partner Nick Stoller (who co-wrote the first film). James Bobin, co-creator of television series Flight Of The Concords, will return to direct.
Walt Disney have acquired the services of Ricky Gervais for a substantial role in the film. Ty Burrell and Tina Fey are also due to star as an Interpol inspector and Russian femme fatale respectively. The Muppets 2 will be a comedy caper set in Europe and filming is set to commence in January 2013.
After The Muppets took $160m worldwide in 2011, Disney should be looking to add plenty of cameo appearances to bolster the cast, with the producers aiming for a Christmas 2013 release.
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