Ricky Gervais is in negotiations to play the lead role in "The Muppets" sequel, to be directed by James Bobin for Disney
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.