Ty Burrell, one of the stars of ABC's Modern Family, is set to join the cast of Disney's sequel to The Muppets as one of the movie’s human stars.
Christoph Waltzwas in talks for the role, but the Austrian actor’s schedule prevented the studio from making a deal.
The adventure moves from Hollywood to Europe, and while the film is expected to have a slew of cameos -- as is the Muppets' movie tradition -- one of the key roles is an Interpol inspector, whom Burrell will portray. (Another notable character is a Russian femme fatale.)
Burrell has won a slew of awards for his comedy work in Modern Family, including an Emmy in 2011 for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.
A very smart casting decision I would say. Disney knows exactly what they are getting here. Name recognition and the popularity of "Modern Family" can only add to the excitement. I must admit, I do not watch "Modern Family" so I really am not familiar with his comedic talents. However, I am always hearing good things about the show from others and all the awards and an Emmy in 2011 does say a lot. Love to hear what others think of this casting. Was it a good choice?