“The Muppets”, which starred Jason Segal and Amy Adams in the human roles along side Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and company was one of the pleasant surprises in 2011. Now, the sequel appears to be grabbing some top notch talent. Ty Burrell is playing an inspector and Ricky Gervais is playing one of the leads. Tina Fey is joining the sequel in the female lead, playing a Russian gulag prison guard.

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