Christoph Waltz Will Be a Muppet Villain

Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz is close to signing on for a substantial role in the new Muppets movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Waltz is in talks to play an Interpol inspector, one of the few major human characters in the new movie (besides a million cameos). Other human roles that have yet to be filled are that of a “Russian femme fatale” and a “male lead ‘whose intentions are always in question.'”  As reported previously, James Bobin (who directed the previous Muppets movie) and Nicholas Stoller (who co-wrote it with Jason Segel) are writing the sequel for Bobin to direct. One human who won’t be appearing in the new Muppet movie is Jason Segel, who won’t even be doing a cameo. The folks behind the Muppet movie shouldn’t be worried, though, ’cause they have Oscar winner Christoph Waltz on deck now.

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