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… Again!
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 21st, 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 be seen in Derek Cianfrance’s crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, Ariel Vromen’s crime film The Iceman with Michael Shannon and the indie flick Better Living Through Chemistry.
Watch Miss Piggy forced to use Muppet Labs Mind Mist on the guard (Liotta) to gain entrance.