Chris Cooper will portray the villain in <strong><em>The Muppets</em></strong>
Heat Vision Blog is reporting that actors Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are in negotiations to join The Muppets.

We reported just yesterday that Amy Adams had joined the cast, alongside Jason Segel. Who also co-wrote the movie with Get Him to the Greek director Nick Stoller.

Amy Adams will portray Jason Segel's girlfriend, who joins him on a trip to Los Angeles to try and get The Muppets back on the air for a reunion show to save a struggling movie studio. Chris Cooper will portray the villain, who wants to buy the movie studio to dig for oil underneath the lot (and who never enjoyed The Muppets) while Rashida Jones will portray an ABC executive.

James Bobin is directing the movie from a script by Jason Segel and Nick Stoller. The movie is prepping for a November start date with filming to take place in Los Angeles.