Trejo signs up for Muppets film


Ricky Gervais will be joined by Danny Trejo in the Muppets film

Danny Trejo has confirmed he will be joining Ricky Gervais in the new Muppets movie.

The film, co-written by Jason Segel, has been assembling a star-studded cast which includes the Machete star and Ricky alongside Amy Adams, Jack Black and Emily Blunt.

“I am in The Muppets, isn’t that cool?” the Mexican-American actor revealed in Hollywood.

Speaking as he promoted his new film Death Race 2, Danny confirmed he’s signed on for a cameo in the film, which is also said to have a role for Lady Gaga.

“I want to play one of the Grumpy Old Men!” he laughed.

“I want be like ‘Shut up!’ – one of those guys sat up in the balcony,” he joked.

The 66-year-old said he hasn’t been told what the story will involve but that he’s always been a fan.

“I thought they were amazing, man,” he insisted.

The actor currently stars alongside British actors Luke Goss and Sean Bean in Death Race 2.

:: Death Race 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 27.

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