Emily Blunt And Ricky Gervais Join Long, Distinguished List Of ‘Muppets’ Movie Cameos

The list of “The Muppets” movie’s cameo appearances might soon outnumber the list of actual Muppets in the film. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Emily Blunt and Ricky Gervais are the latest celebrities to sign on to the film, though their roles are being kept under wraps. Sounds like the Muppets might be going on a trip across the pond.

Gervais and Blunt join the already extensive list of confirmed cameos including Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Alan Arkin, Billy Crystal and Jean-Claude Van Damme, as well the rumored Lady Gaga, Danny Trejo, John Krasinski, Ed Helms and Sean Penn.

The film stars Jason Segel as a human named Gary who is best friends with an iPhone-loving Muppet who might be voiced by Paul Rudd. Gary must rally the Muppets and their friends to put on a benefit show to save their movie studio from the evil Tex Richman (played by Chris Cooper), who wants to destroy the studio to get to the oil underneath.

SlashFilm has made our lives much easier by posting a complete list of official and rumored cameos and figuring out who they’re going to be playing.

-Jack Black will play himself as a kidnap victim (and will be featured in a bunch of scenes).
-Zach Galifianakis plays a Hobo named Joe.
-French Stewart is set to play a watch salesman named Gabe Lou.
-Billy Crystal
-Alan Arkin plays a tour guide, possibly at Muppet Studios.
-Jean-Claude Van Damme
-Kristen Schaal plays the moderator of an anger management group.

-Sean Penn
-Lady Gaga is rumored to play herself, with Eric Stonestreet, John Krasinski and Ed Helms as her entourage.
-Barbara Eden
-Donald Glover
-Danny Trejo is rumored to play a prisoner.

Filming is underway right now in Los Angeles, and in all likelihood we haven’t seen the last of the cameo announcements. Despite the fact that the cast list seems a bit random, we’re really excited to see how actors like Penn, Trejo and Galifianakis come together onscreen. “The Muppets” is set to hit theaters December 25, 2011.

Are you glad that “The Muppets” is still casting cameos, or do you think they have enough already?