Tina Fey Lands Lead in New 'Muppets' Movie

Tina Fey is a busy lady hosting the Golden Globes this weekend, finishing up her benchmark series 30 Rock, starring opposite Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin in Admission, but now, Tina is set to reach a brand new audience as she’s signed on to star as the female lead in the latest Muppets installment.
By: SheWired Editors
January 09 2013 1:19 PM

Tina Fey is a busy lady hosting the Golden Globes this weekend, finishing up her benchmark series 30 Rock, starring opposite Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin in Admission, but now, Tina is set to reach a brand new audience as she’s signed on to star as the female lead in the latest Muppets installment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While, on the one hand, it would be cool to see Tina get a full-on felt Muppet makeover, she will be appearing alongside Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell as one of the human characters. But here’s the best part – she’ll be portraying a Russian gulag prison guard. We already know she’s pretty good with accents – see repeated Sarah Palin impressions – so the writer and comedian should have no trouble tackling an over-the-top Russian dialect.

Stay tuned for more Tina / Muppet news. 

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