Random BLAM! THE MUPPETS Invade SNL with Jason Segel
Published: November 21, 2011 - 6:58am
The upcoming film from Walt Disney Pictures is re-introducing the world to Kermit the Frog, Ms. Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the late Jim Hensen's Muppets clan.
Although Jason Segel and Amy Adams are the two human headliners in The Muppets, plenty of Hollywood's finest comedians are lining up for cameo appearances. So far, the list includes Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, French Stewart, Billy Crystal, Alan Arkin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kristen Schaal, Emily Blunt and Ricky Gervais. Dave Grohl from the rock band The Foo Fighters and Flight of the Concords star Bret McKenzie will also appear in the film.
Written by Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the story features Segel as a human named Gary whose best friend is Walter, a new iPhone-wielding Muppet. These two die-hard Muppet fans go on a journey with Gary’s girlfriend Mary to defeat the evil Tex Richman, a man who doesn’t find the Muppets funny and thinks he can smell oil beneath their studio.
Walt Disney Pictures is scheduled to release The Muppets Movie in theaters on November 23rd, 2011.