Nine Join THE GREATEST MUPPET MOVIE EVER MADE, Including Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Lady Gaga

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Huge casting updates from The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made today. Nine new names are being added to the roster of talent that comprises what may be the greatest ensemble ever formed.

Take a deep breath because we now have the following reported to be in the highly anticipated film: Jack Black, Donald Glover (Community), Jane Lynch (Glee), Danny Trejo (Machete), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), John Krasinski (The Office), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Lady Gaga, and (drumroll, please) Paul Rudd (Dinner for Schmucks). Hit the jump to see what their roles will be.

This is a lot to take in at once so let’s take it slow. Production Weekly has identified Black, Rudd, and Glover as new cast members with no roles attributed as of yet. Lady Gaga will be playing herself, accompanied by none other than an entourage consisting of Helms, Krasinski, and recent Emmy-winner Stonestreet. Up next is Lynch, who according to TheWrap is set to play a prison guard, with Trejo as her prisoner. Also, confirming earlier reports of his involvement, Zach Galifianakis (Due Date) will play a new character called Hobo Jo.

I can barely comprehend how incredible this news is. I have already explained why I think this movie will be amazing, but at this point it shouldn’t need any explaining. I Love You Man co-stars Rudd and Segel reuniting is great news right there.  But add that to The Office stars Helms and Krasinski together, along with TV’s finest talent in Stonestreet and Glover, along with the man who sits Between Two Ferns, Zach Galifianakis… Okay, my head is spinning. Segel and friends, you sure can put a cast together.

James Bobin will direct from a script by Segel and Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek).  The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made hits theaters December 25, 2011.




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  • Augustorondo

    It’s a shame that the screenplay is very bad.

    • http://www.whythetrain.com/ The Train!

      i’ve heard that too and that concerns me. HOWEVER, i suspect there will be large amounts of improv during the table reads and the filming, and the final product may be improved over the original. and i have faith that segal won’t let this movie suck.

      unfortunately, all of us who have been waiting for this movie have already set our expectations very high. it may end up being a let down for no other reason than that we expected too much.

      • Therealcontest

        My guess is if you read the other muppet movies’ screenplays they would sound horrible too.

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  • DoCoTORWho87

    Oh my god this movie is going to be EPIC!

    @Augustorondo

    The screen play was like classic muppets? What do you want!? The screenplay was outstanding

  • Blakxzep

    Is anyone besides me pissed that they added that no talented idiot Lady Gaga in here? I honestly don’t want it to end with a singalong with Lady Gaga, the torture.

    • Matt

      Lucky you, the producers have heard the complaints and have to decided to star Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Kesha instead. Now Gaga doesn’t so bad right?

    • Bob

      why do you think lady gaga has no talent? don’t you know that she could sing, dance, compose, and play multiple instruments well enough to be accepted by juilliard at 12 years old? you probably think she has a wiener too. instead of jumping on a hate bandwagon and posting ignorant comments on here, go do some real research.

  • Katana Swordsmen

    cant wait

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  • jason

    5 minutes ago on tv eric stonestreet denied he was in the film

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