9 January 2013 6:13 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Tina Fey who earlier played a pirate who loves to read on Sesame Street is now in late-stage negotiations to star as the female lead in Disney’s sequel to The Muppets.

Kermit the Frog and Company obviously haven’t forgotten their small-screen roots as Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell have also signed to play two key human characters in the film.

Fey will reportedly play a Russian gulag prison guard, while Gervais replaced Jason Segel as the main human character. Burrell is playing a ‘lazy Interpol inspector’ in a European-set adventure.

James Bobin is back as director and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, which follows the fuzzy gang embarking on some kind of European caper. According to /Film source, it’s going by the title The Muppets… again.

However, Segel refused to return to the franchise, despite the success of the first movie.

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