The Muppets…Again!, the sequel to the hit 2011 movie, has commenced filming in the U.K.
Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey provide the human talent for this one in which The Muppets gang go on a global tour, selling out theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows them as they find themselves entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the world’s number one criminal – who also happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit – and his sidekick Dominic, played by Gervais. Fey stars as a prison guard named Nadya and Burrell is Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
While the first movie was primarily shot in L.A., the sequel will be based at Pinewood Studio in London. Filming is expected to continue in and around London through April.
Director James Bobin is thrilled to be working with The Muppets again. “It’s great to be back working with the Muppets, some of them even remember my name occasionally now,” he said. “As for the movie, it’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the ’60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog–no panthers, even pink ones–along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs.”
The Muppets…Again! will hit theaters on March 21, 2014. If you spot them filming in London, let us know about it at email@example.com!