19 December 2012 7:03 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

What happens when David Brent meets Fozzie Bear?

We’ll find out when Disney’s sequel to The Muppets hits theaters. Gervais confirmed rumors via Twitter today that he will play the lead in the new film, a European adventure that is also set to star Ty Burrell as a bumbling Interpol inspector. Here’s Gervais’s tweet:

I have just signed up to play the lead in the next Muppet Movie.

I have the biggest trailer but Kermit will spend some time in my sink.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 19, 2012

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