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Ricky Gervais in Talks to Star in Next Muppets Movie

Actor Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kermit's future BFF, Ricky Gervais.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ricky Gervais is in talks to star opposite the likes of Rowlf and Ty Burrell in the next Muppets movie. Specifics of his character are not yet known, but he would be the film’s main human, as Jason Segel was in the last movie. While Gervais might lack Segel’s big lugness, his Britishness will likely be of use in the Europe-centered sequel. The big question remains: Will he sing? As you can see below, he already knows the words to at least one of the songs:

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