Ricky Gervais is in negotiations to star in “The Muppets” sequel at Disney, a representative for the actor told TheWrap.
Filming is expected to begin in Europe early next year.
The 2011 “Muppets” feature made $88 million at the U.S. box office.
Gervais’ recent credits include “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D.” His upcoming films include “The Wind in the Willows.”
He is represented by WME and United Agents.