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.