Jason Segal has signed up to the next 'Muppets' movie.

The 30-year-old actor will play the human lead in the puppet story, which is to be directed by James Bobin - who has previously worked on the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 and 'The Flight of the Conchords', the Hollywood Reporter claims.

Jason is also co-writing the script alongside Nicholas Stoller and will co-produce with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

No details about the storyline have yet been released, but it has a preliminary release date of 2012.

'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star Jason has a number of projects coming up in the next few months, including 'Bad Teacher' alongside former couple Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz and 'Gulliver's Travels' with Emily Blunt, Jack Black and Billy Connolly. There have been various films made with the 'Muppets' cast - including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy - in the past, including the 1979 'Muppet Movie' and 1984's 'The Muppets Take Manhattan'.

The last feature film was 1999's 'Muppets from Space' but there have been a number of straight-to-TV movies made since.