Most of us like (scratch that: love) Ray Liotta, but we’ve come to feel that way after years and years of seeing him play one or two types of characters — if that many. Sleazy, slimy, scuzzy, or, at best, “conflicted” are the order of the day with him, and when he’s been doing it for this long, a change in pace is not to be expected. So, when you read he’ll take part in the next Muppets movie, how many readers need actual confirmation about what part’s in store?
Variety have the news, and, although updates don’t extend anywhere past his own signing… well, I like to think that what’s been said above covers it just fine. The main cast will include the Muppets themselves, obviously, in addition to the now-expected human assembly — this time, comprised of Ricky Gervais (who may be something of a lead), Ty Burrell, playing an Interpol agent, and Tina Fey in the role of a Russian gulag prison guard.
Since Kermit and the gang are entangled in a European heist, it’s only wise for yours truly to bet some cold, hard cash that Liotta plays the — once more, with feeling — sleazy, slimy, scuzzy, or, as diluted for kids, “conflicted” owner of these soon-to-be-stolen items. Expected, but no less sure to be worth a couple of good laughs.
Returning from 2011′s incarnation, James Bobin will begin shooting the Muppets sequel in just around a week’s time.
What do you make of Liotta getting his hands dirty with Muppets?
BAMCinématek A new series entitled “Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema” commences this weekend, and, as for the series itself, with a Wilder double-bill on Friday: The Apartment and One, Two, Three. Manhattan screens on Saturday, while The Hustler can be seen this Sunday. Museum of the Moving Image The Gordon Willis tribute concludes with […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage