Rudd and Black Among Names Joining Segel’s Muppet Movie

Friday, November 12, 2010
By Rick Duran
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Paul Rudd and Jack Black

Paul Rudd and Jack Black

Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Jane Lynch, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Eric Stonestreet, Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga and Donald Glover are all joining the cast of Jason Segel’s The Muppets. Paul Rudd will voice Walter, Segel’s Muppet roommate.

Production Weekly reports Rudd will voice Walter, the film’s new Muppet. According to Entertainment Weekly, Walter is Segel’s roommate, a Muppet who doesn’t realize he’s… a Muppet. Gary (Segel) and Walter set out to reunite the old Muppet gang, putting together a benefit show to save the Muppet Theater from closing its doors.

Zach Galifianakis, whose involvement was first reported last week, will be playing a character named Hobo Jo. Lady Gaga will appear as herself, with John Krasinski, Ed Helms and Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet appearing as her entourage.   TheWrap reports Jane Lynch is playing a prison guard, with Danny Trejo appearing as a prison inmate. Roles being played by Jack Black and Community’s Donald Glover have yet to be confirmed.

Also not confirmed: last month’s rumor of Steve Carell and Bill Hader appearing as themselves. However, the article that first mentioned their involvement DID reveal that Amy Adams would be playing Segel’s girlfriend, so it could hold some truth…

UPDATE: ProductionWeekly is reporting that a source named “TheInsneider” says Rudd will NOT be voicing Walter.

Jason Segel, Walter (pictured holding the iPhone) and The Muppets.

Jason Segel, Walter (pictured holding the iPhone) and The Muppets.

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