Time has published a nice article on the Muppets and their upcoming feature film. Directed by Jason Segel, The Muppets will hit theaters on November 23rd.
As we’ve heard in the past, Segel has been a longtime fan of the Muppets and wanted to make a feature film that returned the characters to their roots. According to the article, in addition to directing the picture, “Segel plays Gary, a superpositive, supernaive guy from a Pleasantville-type town who goes to Los Angeles with his girlfriend (Amy Adams) to meet the Muppets, only to find they have disbanded. Miss Piggy is in Paris, where she is the plus-size editor of French Vogue. Gonzo runs a plumbing company in upstate New York, Animal is in rehab for anger management, Fozzie is in Vegas in a Muppets cover band called the Moopets, and Kermit is in Howard Hughes–esque exile in his Bel Air mansion.”
Following in the tradition of past cameos, there was a long list of celebrities who wanted to make appearances in this picture — including Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Kathy Griffin and Mickey Rooney.
According to the article, the filmmakers created a celebrity telethon scene so that they could fit everyone in. One face you won’t be seeing however is a certain furry little red friend from Sesame Street.
According to co-writer Nicholas Stoller, “We wanted an Elmo cameo, but that wasn’t going to happen… There’s too much money resting on that guy.”
You can check out the whole article here.
What do you think? Are you excited to see the new Muppet movie? Who would you like to see make a cameo?