Would anyone following Jason Segel’s The Muppets be remotely surprised if it was announced that more people have joined the cast? Today, two more names have been added to the incredibly large list of high-profile celebrities appearing in the film. Also, along with the casting news comes a bunch of new photos from the set.
Ricky Gervais and Emily Blunt are the newest additions to the movie, with their roles being kept a secret. Hit the jump to see who they will be joining in this movie of which I have run out of adjectives to describe; as well as the images.
Gervais and Blunt will be joining Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Donald Glover, Danny Trejo, Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Lady Gaga, Paul Rudd, Alan Arkin, Billy Crystal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme in cameo roles. Who else can you ask for, especially considering there’s not that many people left in Hollywood to be cast?
Alright, to be fair, I guess you could ask for Mickey Rooney, but according to a new photo appearing on the Facebook profile of Rooney’s stepson (weird, right?), he’ll have something to do with the film as well.
Honestly, at this point anyone can join the cast and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. It’s been said, and said again, and said another time, why this movie could be great, so this time I’ll just let the casting news speak for itself and let you make up your own mind.
The film was written by Segel and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director, Nicholas Stoller, and is directed by James Bobin (Flight of The Conchords). It is currently filming around Los Angeles with its main stars, Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones. It is to be released December 25, 2011.
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