EXCLUSIVE: Muppet movie loading up on cameos
Disney’s new Muppets movie will be bursting at the seams with high-profile cameos.
Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis and Jean-Claude Van Damme are being recruited to make guest appearances in the new feature, currently shooting around Los Angeles under the direction of James Bobin.
The biggest hurdle facing the studio, as well as producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, is not getting actors to say yes to appear in the movie, it’s figuring out scheduling.
The story sees Jason Segel, who wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller, as the human lead who helps those wacky Muppets reunite to put on a show in order to save a movie studio.
Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are among the human actors in key roles.
Arkin is a tour guide while Black will play a kidnap victim. Galifianakis plays a hobo. Details for others were not divulged.
It was reported that Jane Lynch would be appearing in the Muppets movie, but the Glee star denied being attached to the film.
Sundance: On the Scene