Tina Fey in Talks to Star in New ‘Muppet’ Movie
It looks like Tina Fey is going from 30 Rock to the world of Muppets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy-winning actress is in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming sequel to 2011’s The Muppets. Tina, who is hosting Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC, would be joining controversial British comedian Ricky Gervais as one of the “human” leads in the flick. Also, Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell has a role in the film as a “lazy Interpol inspector.”
The film would be a sequel to Jason Segel‘s comedic-musical reboot The Muppets, and though not too much is known, this time the Muppet gang would find themselves getting into some misadventures in Europe. If Tina does in fact join the cast, she’ll star as a Russian prison guard. James Bobin, who directed The Muppets, is back for this film as well, with the film apparently beginning production in London this month. Though IMDB says the movie release date is set for some time in 2013, it’s seems more than likely that the film will hit the big screen some time in 2014.
In addition to her hosting duties for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday (with her former Saturday Night Live co-star Amy Poehler), the series finale of 30 Rock is set to air on January 31, and she has a new movie with Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff titled Admission, hitting theaters on March 8. In Admission, Tina stars as a college admissions officer who is up for a big promotion, and ends up meeting a teenager (Nat), who might be the son she gave up for adoption while she was in college.
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