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Christoph Waltz steps into ‘Muppets’ sequel

'Django' star boards Disney pic

Christoph Waltz is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s “Muppets” sequel.

Thesp will play an Interpol agent in the film that is being scripted by James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller, who wrote the first pic with Jason Segel. Bobin will return as helmer. The Mouse House is looking to release the pic sometime next year.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman also return as producers.

Waltz’s recent credits include “Water for Elephants,” “The Three Musketeers” and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage.” He’ll next appear in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”

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