Ricky Gervais and Emily Blunt join Muppets movie

Fri Dec 3, 2010 2:29am EST
 
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ricky Gervais and Emily Blunt are the latest high-profile celebrities to join the growing list of cameos in Disney's new Muppets movie.

The duo join a lineup that includes such names as Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis and Jean-Claude Van Damme, all of whom have bit parts in the story which sees the Muppets reunite to put on a show in order to save their movie studio from a developer.

James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords") is directing the picture, which is currently shooting in various locales around Los Angeles. Jason Segel, who wrote the script with Nicholas Stoller, is the human lead while Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are among the human actors in key roles.