Waltz Signs Onto MUPPETS Sequel

Christoph Waltz will be heading up the human portion of the cast to Disney’s sequel to last year’s hit, The Muppets.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayl of a sadistic Nazi officer in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds will be signing on to play a human police inspector who falls in with Kermit the Frog and friends in what has previously been described as a caper film set in Europe. The Reporter is also stating that two other human roles will be of a Russian femme fatale and a male lead with questionable intentions.

Muppets director James Bobin is returning for this new, as-yet-untitled film. Bobin has co-written the script with Muppets co-writer Nicholas Stoller.

Waltz working with the Muppets is a rather surprising turn of events, but one that I am looking forward to seeing. The actor hasn’t really had a chance to play any outright comedic role and even if he’s playing straight man to the Muppets, this should still be a new side of him we get to see.

Currently, Waltz is prepping to shoot Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theroem which starts next week.

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