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Ty Burrell Joins Disney's The Muppets Sequel

December 7, 2012


Although Christoph Waltz was said to be up for the role back in October, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell will now take his place in Walt Disney Pictures' still-untitled sequel to 2011's The Muppets. Burrell will play the part of an Interpol agent.

Director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are set to return behind the camera, but Jason Segel will not be back as the star.

"We kind of felt like we completed Gary's story in the first one," Stoller told ComingSoon.net in a recent interview, "and he's mostly interested in writing stuff for him to be in, which makes sense, right? He didn't want to go on and write the next one. I was like, 'Do you care if I do it with James?' He's like, 'Of course not.'"

In addition to his television work, Burrell recently appeared in the indie dramas Butter and Goats. He's currently shooting The Skeleton Twins and will be providing a voice in DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

(Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com)


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