Jason Segel and Walter in a new photo from The Muppets
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I have to say I’m really happy to see The Muppets coming back to the big screen and I’m even happier that Jason Segel is the man to bring them back. He really seems to have a passion for them and any time a director/producer/writer has that much of a passion for a project, it’s always a good sign we’ll get a quality film. Today we have another new photo from the upcoming film THE MUPPETS that shows Jason Segel and the newest muppet, Walter, who along with Segel and Amy Adams is trying to save the Muppet theater from being torn down by a rich oil tycoon, played by Chris Cooper. In typical Muppet fashion, the film is loaded with cameos that include Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Crystal, Dave Grohl, Ricky Gervais, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Danny Trejo, Ed Helms and John Krasinski. It has also been reported that Segel is pushing hard to get Lady Gaga to make an appearance.
But the most exciting part of the film for me is the fact that Brett McKenzie is going to be writing songs for the film. This is thanks in large part to the fact his ‘Flight of the Conchords’ director James Bobin is handling directing duties on THE MUPPETS. Now if only we could convince Brett and Jemaine to bring the Conchords back.