Segel Talks New Muppets Movie Plan

It was revealed a few days ago that “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nick Stoller and writer/star Jason Segel would be handling a new movie based on Jim Henson’s legendary Muppets characters.

Now talking with MTV News, Segel revealed their plans for the franchise – “I just want to go take it back to the early 80’s, when it was about the Muppets trying to put on a show. That’s what I’m trying to bring back”.

He adds that “We want a lot of cameos. You look back at Charles Grodin, Charles Durning, there were just such great performances in those movies. We’ve got a great plot. I think if we can execute it right, it will be terrific. But I can’t tell you more – it’s top secret.”

Would he play the lead human role in the new film? “We haven’t figured that out yet. Right now, we’re just focused on trying to turn in an amazing script.”