Ricky Gervais to duet with Kermit the Frog in new ‘Muppets’ movie

Songwriter Bret McKenzie says he's penned '6 or 7 songs' for next year's 'Muppets Most Wanted'

Ricky Gervais gets to perform a duet with Kermit the Frog in the new Muppets movie, songwriter Bret McKenzie has revealed.

Flight Of The Conchords star McKenzie wrote several original songs for 2011’s The Muppets, winning an Oscar for one of them, ‘Man Or Muppet’. He also has been working on tunes for the forthcoming sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, which stars Gervais and is due out next year.

In a new interview with Collider, McKenzie revealed that his Muppets Most Wanted songs are “coming together” and said that the sequel will probably feature “six or seven” of them. These will include a ballad sung by Miss Piggy and an an intriguing-sounding duet.

“Ricky Gervais does a song with a green frog, and that was great because I don’t know if you know this, but Ricky Gervais was a singer in the ’80s. He was in a kind of Bowie type of band [short-lived new wave duo Seona Dancing],” McKenzie explained. “He’s got a really good singing voice so that was cool. It’s always fun when the actors come out and they can really sing.”

Muppets Most Wanted, which also stars Tina Fey and Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell, is set to open in cinemas on March 21, 2014. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch a teaser trailer.