Rashida Jones And Chris Cooper In Talks To Join The Muppet Movie
December 25, 2011 cannot get here soon enough. For those uninformed, that is the day that the Muppets make their triumphant return to cinemas after an 11 year absence. Formally known as The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made (the project is now listed as untitled), the film already stars Jason Segel (who also wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller) and it was announced last week that Amy Adams was considering a role. Now it looks like two more are coming on board.
THR reports that Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are in negotiations to join the unnamed Muppet movie. Directed by James Bobin, the films sees our furry friends in trouble when their movie studio is threatened, leaving them no choice but to put on a show. Segel will play the main human in the film, helping the Muppets make their movie, Adams will play Segel's girlfriend, Jones will play an ABC television executive and Cooper will be the villain, who not only wants to destroy the studio so that he may get to the oil underneath, but also doesn't find the Muppets amusing (I know, I can't believe it either).
This movie can honestly not get here soon enough. Much like Beverly Cleary books, I've never met someone who's childhood didn't involve the Muppets in some way. That said, how are people in "negotiations" to join a Muppet movie? I can't speak for everyone, but I'd pay them to involved. There would be nothing to negotiate.
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