Jason Segel to star in Muppet Movie

This story is about as unsurprising as they come, but here goes. Jason Segel, the man who built an entire film around a puppet musical and subsequently pitched a new Muppet film to Disney, will star in The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, Segel will play the human lead alongside Kermit and the gang. His role is as Gary, a man whose best friend is a puppet bear called Walter. Gary, his girlfriend Mary and Walter team up to defeat an evil oil baron who believes he can smell oil beneath the Muppets’ studio.

You can read more about the plot here.

Disney intend to begin production of The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time mid-2010. James Bobin, co-creator and director of the television show Flight of the Conchords, will helm the movie.

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