We didn’t really need another reason to check out Jason Segel’s upcoming film The Muppets, but this latest casting announcement has piqued our interest. According to several sources, a total of 9 new people have been added to the film’s roster including our personal favorite Paul Rudd along with Jack Black, Ed Helms, and even Lady Gaga! Find out who else is joining the party below…

Glee” star Jane Lynch has joined the cast along with “Community’sDonald Glover,  and Machete’s Danny Trejo. Lynch will play a a prison guard and Trejo will play her prisoner, while Glover’s role has been left unspecified. Are we the only ones slightly disappointed that Trejo is playing a convict — again? On another note, we’re happy to see Glover get more big screen work. He’s the funniest actor on “Community” and that’s really saying something because that show is hi-lar-i-ous!

Next, there’s Black and Rudd, whose roles haven’t been revealed but “The Office’s” John Krasinki and Ed Helms have! The duo along with “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet will play members of Lady Gaga’s entourage. If that wasn’t enough Zach Galifianakis has also been cast in the role of “Hobo Jo.” We don’t even need to know anything besides his name do we? We’re already there!

The line up for this film is sweeter than anything we could have ever imagined. All of these actors will join the current roster, which includes Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones. The Muppets is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2011.

What do you think of the expanding cast of The Muppets?

Source: The Wrap, Production Weekly