A Jim Henson Biopic Planned

Empire Film Group, Inc. has acquired the motion picture production and distribution rights to “Henson”, an original screenplay by Robert D. Slane that chronicles the life and achievements of Muppets creator, Jim Henson.

According to Marketwire, “Henson” covers the life of puppeteer, filmmaker and entertainment mogul Jim Henson, from his early fascination with television as a teenager, through his spectacular career and life achievements.

Empire anticipates hiring a major director, such as Penny Marshall, and hopes to attract notable star cast in key roles. Shooting is slated to begin late this Summer with a $30 million budget.