Christoph Waltz May Star In The Upcoming Europe-Set Muppets Sequel

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-10-31 18:32:51discussion comments
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He's best known for winning an Oscar playing an evil Nazi in a Quentin Tarantino film, but now Christoph Waltz is apparently ready to make his way into the world of family entertainment - and with a sequel to one of 2011's best movies, no less.

THR is reporting that Waltz is now in talks for a major role in the upcoming sequel to James Bobin's hit The Muppets. Currently being written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller - who co-wrote the earlier film with Jason Segel - the new movie will apparently move everyone's favorite fuzzy buddies to Europe, and Waltz will be playing the role of an Interpol inspector. Larger details about the plot are unknown at this time, but the trade says that the Interpol inspector is one of the bigger human parts. The project is also now looking for "a Russian femme fatale and a male lead whose intentions are always in question."

Bobin, who made his debut with The Muppets, is also set to helm the sequel and both David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will be back as producers. The latest report doesn't say when they are aiming to start production..

Waltz last starred in Roman Polanski's Carnage and will next be seen in Tarantino's Django Unchained as a Austrian dentist/bounty hunter. In 2013 he will voice a character in the animated film Epic and star in Terry Gilliams' The Zero Theorem, which is currently in production and co-stars Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton, and will have an appearance by Matt Damon.

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