Jason Segel Now Starring, Co-Producing and Co-Writing Muppets Movie
Jason Segel has signed on to star in Disney’s Muppets movie. The actor, who also happens to be one of Hollywood’s most well-known puppeteers (Remember the Dracula puppet musical at the end of Forgetting Sarah Marshall?), will play the film’s lead non-puppet role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His as-yet-unnamed character is on a quest to round up the Muppets and reunite them.
Segel has had a hand in several facets of the new Muppets movie: he’ll share producer duties with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, and he and Nicholas Stoller collaborated on the script. Director James Bobin has also signed onto the project.
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