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1.) Christoph Waltz is negotiating to star in Disney's Europe-set sequel to 2011's The Muppets. He would play an Interpol inspector, one of several key human roles in the production. We don't have any plot details, but the other notable roles they're looking to cast are that of a Russian femme fatale and a male lead with questionable intentions. Jason Segel won't be back for the sequel, but writer/director James Bobin is returning, as is co-writer Nicholas Stoller. THR 2.) Some of John Cusack's biggest hits are Stephen King adaptations (Stand by Me, 1408), and he's going back to the well once more with Cell. King's 2006 novel tells of a father trying to find his wife and son in the wake of a catastrophic pulse transmitted via mobile phones. The author co-wrote the screenplay with Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left), with producers currently searching for a director. Screen »

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