Heigl Looks Into “Happytime Murders”

Katherine Heigl is in final negotiations to join Jim Henson Co.’s noir puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders” reports Variety.

The story is set in a world where puppets and humans live together, but the puppets are viewed as second-class citizens.

When the puppet cast of an 1980s kids TV show gets murdered one by one, a disgraced detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Brian Henson (“A Muppets Christmas Carol”) helms from a script by Todd Berger (“Kung Fu Panda 2”) based on a story by Dee Austin Robertson.