Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais Join Kermit in 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Film reboots of beloved children's series can be a tricky thing. Both the Smurfs
and Alvin and the Chipmunks
movies have drawn ire, but when Jason Segel
rebooted The Muppets
in 2011, things were different. The movie was well-loved, even winning an Oscar for Best Song. While Segel and the first film's co-stars Amy Adams
and Chris Cooper
aren't back for the sequel, James Bobin
and Nicholas Stoller
(the director and co-writer of The Muppets
) are. Plus, this movie stars Tina Fey
, Ricky Gervais
, Ty Burrell
and a host of other celebrity cameos, so it looks like we're in good hands.
The trailer doesn't really expound on the plot, but what we know is that the muppets head to France for this movie. While there they're implicated in a jewel heist perpetrated by a Kermit lookalike. It's set to hit theaters March 21, 2014.