"Tina Fey circling female lead in The Muppets 2 Former Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey is in talks to join Disney's upcoming sequel The Muppets 2. The actress would star alongside Ricky Gervais and Modern Family star Ty Burrell.

Plot details are being held under wraps, but we do know that Tina Fey is going to portray a Russian gulag prison guard. Ty Burrell will be playing a lazy Interpol inspector. Ricky Gervais's character is still unknown. James Bobin will be back to direct the sequel from a screenplay he wrote with Nick Stoller.

Tina Fey most recently appeared in Shawn Levy's comedy Date Night and will be hosting The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards alongside Amy Poehler.

Production is scheduled to begin this month in London.