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Jason Segel to Make Muppet Movie


This is some of the most endearing movie news I've heard in a long time: Jason Segel (star of Freaks and Geeks, How I Met Your Mother and the upcoming comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will collaborate with director Nick Stoller on a new Muppets movie. Here's the cute part, though: He got the idea from his Forgetting Sarah Marshall character. Variety has more:

In Sarah Marshall Segel's character writes a Dracula musical performed by puppets. Those cloth creatures were custom-made by the Henson puppeteers, and the experience emboldened Segel to pitch his concept for a Muppets movie when he was invited in for a general meeting with exec Kristin Burr. Segel got a deal in the room and enlisted Stoller to co-write and direct the project.

I just love the idea of Segel being struck with the inspiration to do a Muppets movie while working with puppets, it makes me think that he could sense Jim Henson's spirit. Or something. In other Muppet news, did you know that there is a MuppetWiki? It's true!

Are you excited to see the Muppets on the big screen again?

Segel photo courtesy of CBS
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kitkat87 kitkat87 9 years
Jason Segal is great. I loved him on Freaks & Geeks!
pargie pargie 9 years
I saw an early preview of the Sarah Marshall movie last night, and it was so hilarious in a ridiculous way. I'm curious to see BuzzSugar's review of it. The Muppet segment in the movie was great!
juju4 juju4 9 years
I've been seeing the billboards for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" today, and they make me laugh! I love it when I can laugh during the hellish morning commute! (They say, "My mother ALWAYS hated you Sarah Marshall!!").
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Sounds like a winning combo to me.
nancita nancita 9 years
The Muppet Movie is one of my all-time faves. Segel was great on Freaks & Geeks. The combo could be truly magical.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
And before that was Muppet Christmas Carol with Michael Cain. :D Those two are my favorites, hands down.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Yea Color, and before that Muppet treasure island with Tim Curry
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
God, it's been too long since the last big screen Muppet movie. Wasn't it Muppets from Space?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
As long as they dont change my beloved muppets, as in adding CGI, or updating them to a new crowd, you shouldnt mess with perfection. fer sure man.
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, the Muppets! Love them! And Jason Segal is really funny.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
I love Jason Segal, and I love puppets. Heaven.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Aww, cool! I love The Muppets!
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