Jane Lynch, Zach Galifianakis, Lady Gaga and More Are Set to Meet the Muppets

Apparently, they are making a new Muppet Movie, set to open Christmas Day of 2011.


And like most other muppet ventures in the past, the new movie will contain an impressive list of celebrity names. The new film, titled The Muppets, is rumored to feature names such as:

  • Jane Lynch
  • Donald Glover
  • Danny Trejo
  • Amy Adams
  • Chris Cooper
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Rashida Jones
  • Kristen Schaal
  • John Krasinski
  • Ed Helms

Plus, Jason Segel is set to star in the movie, along with acting as the co-writer and producer.

But perhaps the biggest news is that Mama Monster herself, Lady Gaga, will appear in the film, but this will not be her first interaction with a certain Muppet. After all, she and Kermit the Frog have a history: he was her date to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

Of course, this may have been her way of apologizing for the dress she wore made of his stunt doubles.

And as I mentioned, this will not be the first brush with fame for the Muppets. Since their start in 1955-56, the Jim Henson creations have starred alongside some of entertainment’s biggest names in television shows, holiday specials and feature films. The Muppets actually marks their return to the big screen (the last Muppets movie was Muppets from Space in 1999). They’ve also stayed in the public eye with viral videos, such as their cover of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen:

I cannot WAIT for this new movie! JOIN ME IN AN EPIC KERMIT FLAIL PARTY!