Christoph Waltz in talks to star in ‘The Muppets 2’
In a move absolutely no one expected, ‘Django Unchained’ actor Christoph Waltz has entered into talks to join The Muppets 2, which looks to be stepping it up into the high-brow in terms of celebrity names. Set in Europe, Waltz will play an Interpol inspector alongside two yet to be cast characters, a Russian femme fatale and male protagonist.
The first ‘Muppets’ film was a massive success, grossing $158 million worldwide, and will return for a second outing without its co-writer, Jason Segal. Director of the first film, James Bobin, will be returning for this sequel and writing the screenplay with Segal’s original co-scriber Nicholas Stoller.
Your children will be introduced to Waltz before ‘The Muppets 2’ when he lends his voice to animated epic ‘Epic’.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)