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Ricky Gervais in Talks to Star in 'Muppets' Sequel

Casting for The Muppets sequel rolls on as Ricky Gervais is currently in negotiations to star as the film's human lead character.

THR reports that there are three main human roles available amid the slew of celebrity cameos. Modern Family star Ty Burrell has nabbed one of those main roles - a lazy Interpol inspector.

Early reports suggest the main plot takes place in Europe. The two remaining character descriptions that are available are a Russian femme fatale and a male lead whose intentions are always in question. It is presumed that Gervais would be up for that role.

The comedian shot a cameo for the first film that didn't make the final cut.

If Gervais lands the role, it would be his first feature film lead since the 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying.

Do you like Gervais for the lead role or would you prefer a different actor to star alongside Kermit and Co.? If so, who?

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