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1.) Ricky Gervais is in talks for the lead human role in Disney's Muppets sequel. Director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller return from the 2011 hit, while "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell has already signed on to play a lazy Interpol inspector in the film. The film starts production next month and is said to be a European caper of sorts, but plot details are being kept under wraps. We do know we should expect at least one more casting notice, as there is a big Russian femme fatale role that hasn't yet been cast. Oddly enough, Gervais shot a cameo for the first movie that didn't make the final cut. I'd say things worked out well enough for him though. Heat Vision 2.) With the script for The Expendables 3 currently in the works, Jackie Chan has confirmed he will have a role in the film. "Sly had invited me to be »

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