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Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey to join The Muppets in crime comedy caper

Published on Jan 31, 2013 6:02 AM
 
Cinema still: The Muppets -- PHOTO: SINGTEL

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The Muppets are planning to dominate the big screen again with a 1960s-style comedy caper starring Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, director James Bobin said on Wednesday.

The Muppets...Again! will follow the Muppets cast - including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy - as they take their show on a world tour only to be unwittingly ensnared in an international theft scheme perpetrated by villain Constantine, who looks identical to Kermit.

Gervais plays the sidekick to villain Constantine, while Fey takes on the role of prison guard Nadya. Modern Family actor Ty Burrell will play an Interpol agent.

The film will pay homage to the 1960s comedy sleuthing Pink Panther movies, starring British comedian Peter Sellers.

 
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