Jason Segel ‘to star in Muppets movie’


Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor Jason Segel is to star in the new, Disney-produced Muppets film, reports say. The star, who also co-wrote the script and is producing the movie, will feature as the main human character, The Hollywood Reporter said. The plot is being kept under wraps, but it is rumoured that Segel will play a man on a quest to find and reunite the Muppets. James Bobin, who co-created Flight of the Conchords, is on board to direct. It is not known when the film, which has the working title of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made, will begin production. The last Muppet theatrical film was 1999’s Muppets from Space which featured actors Rob Schneider, Ray Liotta and Andie MacDowell.

Source BBC 16th March 2010

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