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Christoph Waltz in talks for The Muppets sequel

Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Story by Jack Foley

CHRISTOPH Waltz is in talks to join the cast of the sequel to The Muppets.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award-winning star of Inglourious Basterds would play an Interpol inspector in the European-set follow-up.

Waltz’s role would not be a cameo but rather one of a handful of human roles that will stand apart. These also include a Russian femme fatale and a male lead whose intentions are always in question.

James Bobin, who directed the 2011 Muppets film, will also direct the follow-up. He co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller. Jason Segel is not expected to be involved.

Waltz is currently extremely busy. He will next appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and has signed up to appear alongside Michael Douglas in Mike Newell’s political drama Reykjavik as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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