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Ricky Gervais Take Over Lead in The Muppets Sequel

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 12/17/2012

Ricky Gervais Take Over Lead For Jason Segel in 'The Muppets' SequelRicky Gervais Take Over Lead For Jason Segel in ‘The Muppets’ Sequel



This scoop was a shocker at first, but totally understandable when you think about it. Ricky Gervais has done numerous skits with Elmo and been on Sesame Street a half a dozen times. Indie Wire reported the news this afternoon, as did the Hollywood Reporter.



The Muppets Sequel

Gervais is in negotiations to play the human lead in “The Muppets” sequel, with his role said to be similar to size to Jason Segel‘s in the first movie. He joins Ty Burrell, who recently replaced Christoph Waltz, as one of the three human leads in the movie, that is also expected to feature lots cameos. In fact, Gervais shot one himself for the first movie last year, and while it was left on the cutting room floor, it seems he impressed Disney enough that they want him to lead the thing.


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