Christoph Waltz in Talks to Lead Disney's Sequel to 'The Muppets'
"That's a bingo!" After taking mostly dastardly roles in movies like Inglorious Basterds, The Green Hornet and Water for Elephants (with some neutral roles in Carnage and a not so villainous turn in Django Unchained), it looks like Christoph Waltz is going to have some family fun soon. THR reports the Oscar-winning actor is now in talks for a starring role in Disney's sequel to The Muppets, which looks to be heading overseas to Europe. Waltz would play an Interpol inspector, but that's all we know about the plot so far. A few human roles like a Russian femme fatale and a guy with questionable intentions are still open.
The film also also have a bunch of cameos just like every other movie featuring Jim Henson's beloved creatures. Of course, this time Jason Segel will not be reprising his role from the first film and he won't be co-writing either. That duty falls to director James Bobin (returning for the sequel) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall screenwriter Nicholas Stoller. This will be Waltz's first straight-up comedy in the United States and his first film fit for families and children of all ages. It should be interesting to see him traveling the country with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the whole gang. Stay tuned as the project develops!