Muppet Movie Celebrity Cameos May Include Lady Gaga?

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We already know that Lady Gaga has a certain affection for the Muppets.  Any performer who could actually get Kermit the Frog to drop her off at the VMAs must have some pull with our felted friends (Especially when you consider that it is Muppet company policy to only have one performer per character.  Kermit only goes where Steve Whitmire goes).  And so if Production Weekly, Hollywood trade magazine, tweets that Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski and Ed Helms are cast as members of  “Lady Gaga’s entourage,” we say: Well, that sounds pretty likely.

The new movie, titled simply The Muppets, began filming two weeks ago, according to writer and star Jason Segel, so it’s very likely that any cameo actors who are appearing in the movie are already sure things.  Who are the others that Production Weekly mentioned?

Jack Black, Donald Glover, Jane Lynch, Danny Trejo, Zach Galifianakis as Hobo Jo & Paul Rudd

and Kristen Schaal.

Black, at least, has worked with the Muppets before, on his Sesame Street guest stint. Rudd was rumored to be the voice of one of the new Muppet characters, Walter, but Production Weekly has since debunked that particular idea.  We certainly hope it’s true (the debunking, that is).  It would be a break from Muppet history to have a major character who was not completely performed by a muppeteer.  Nice to see that the trend of Muppet movies involving multiple and varied inexplicable celebrity cameos is being continued by the folks behind it.

Although we do have one request: Ok Go.  Come onMatch made in heaven.

(via Vulture.)


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