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Ray Liotta who made a cameo appearance in 1999s Muppets From Space, playing the security guard at C.O.V.N.E.T. who refuses to let Miss Piggy through, is the latest actor to join the human cast of The Muppets 2.

Liotta has signed on for an unspecified role.

We already know that Ricky Gervais has the lead role in the follow-up to The Muppets, with James Bobin back directing, and he’s being joined by Tina Fey and Ty Burrell.

Bobin also co-wrote it with Nicholas Stoller who wrote the 2011 revival of Jim Henson’s creations with Jason Segel.

Production starts in London this month in order to be ready for its March 21, 2014 release date.

Liotta, who just joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, got beat up in Killing Them Softly last year, alongside Brad Pitt. The actor will soon »

- Nick Martin

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