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Angelina Jolie In Talks to Star in New Muppet Film

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by bknatchbull, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. bknatchbull

    bknatchbull Well-Known Member

    :)Angelina Jolie's Muppet role
    Jun 11 2008

    (BANG) -Angelina Jolie is being lined up to star in the new Muppets movie. The 33-year-old actress - who is set to give birth to twins later this month - has reportedly been approached to feature in the film because she is such a huge fan of the Jim Henson creations.

    A source said: "The idea is to re-launch the Muppets with a big name and a big movie. Angelina is a big Muppets fan and being so passionate about kids there's a very real chance that she'll take this project on.

    "Even Brad might want to have Miss Piggy as a love interest!"

    Angelina has previously revealed she thinks she looks like one of the comical puppets.

    She said: "I am odd-looking. I sometimes think I look like a funny Muppet!"

    Angelina already has three adopted children - Maddox, six, Pax, three, and two-year-old Zahara - and a two-year-old biological daughter Shiloh with Brad.

    The Muppets started life on their own TV show which was a worldwide hit and eventually spawned a host of movies.

    Angelina wouldn't be the first celebrity to appear alongside the mischievous puppets. Rocker Alice Cooper, the late Johnny Cash and Diana Ross were all guests on the series. (C) BANG Media International

  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I Reeeally hope "star" means "guest star" and not that she's the lead in the film!

    I'm ready for the Muppets to be in the spotlight and, as I said in the other thread about the movie, The Muppet Movie did it right with The Muppets being the stars, and the bit-part cameos being played by famous folk as tertiary characters.

    Why can't they just let the Muppets star in their own films anymore?
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, I said it in the other thread, but I'll say it again, if she's starring she should be the villian. Muppet movies have always had humans as villians. But then again, they often had human leads as well as the Muppets (Muppets Take Manhatten had two!).

    I'm getting overly excited for this movie!
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Muppets take Manhaten had three if you count Pops
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I totally thought you meant Pops the doorman...and was gunna say, "Oh, he's a puppet isn't he?"
  6. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    WOW thats interesting! But i'm with Kevin, it's a Muppet movie so lets hope that the Muppet's aren't sidekicks to anyone other then them selfs! :confused::eek:
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    IS Brad going to have a secret crush on the pig and she finds out after meting her privately her backstage and telling her what a big fan he is and reveling to her that he does in fact have a crush on her.:eek:;) And would comedy gold ensue?:confused: These are questions one must ask to their self. *Is contemplating*
  8. stephenjlizard

    stephenjlizard Well-Known Member

    I saw this story this week, too. I didn't think it was important enough to mention on the show this week, but it's kind of interesting. Did you also see the story where she's now also chided the Disney company for not having any African-American princesses (granted, it's a valid point and one that the Princess and the Frog will remedy)? I think she just likes having her name in the news. Then again, it's Hollywood, so who doesn't, lol?
  9. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I agree on the humans as baddies, and on the subject of Anjelina, you never know as they will obviously approach lots of people, or it may just be the news agency creating a nice little story because the new movie has got press attention lately. She'd probably make a good baddie really, and atleast even if its just rumor the kinda names being put out are A list!
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Disney's problem there (might as well cover this one up) is that the only African tale they had starred talking animals (not quite anthropomorphic, but with human characteristics). the Fairy Tale movies were mostly European tales, and at the time, there weren't any Africans in Europe. So that was the problem posed.

    I'm surprised she didn't chide them on the sweatshop labor the company used to make their merchandise. Of course, it's hard to find a place that doesn't do that.

    All valid points. Personally, I'm siding with Fozzie. She seems to be a great idea for a short guest star cameo. I'd actually hate to see her as the villain, though. The wholefocus of the film, both in it's concept and it's press would focus on her. I agree. Why can't the Muppets star in their own films? They were secondary characters (at best) in MCC. MTI pretty much focused on new muppet characters (at least they were Muppets). MFS... well, as much screen time Jeff Tambor got, it was still about Gonzo. VMX and (I'll guess) KSY were about the Muppets. But then they broke it back to the 90's, with OZ being Ashanti's movie.

    I think with OZ, while the concept of 4 Piggys, each playing a different witch, was a good concept, but I think the film would have benefitted with Piggy as Dorothy, and 4 different actresses playing the witches. Imagine if they got the woman from Wicked to play Glenda (I forget her name at the moment).

    I think the Muppet villain in this film needs to be someone on the B list or C list. Michael Caine and Jon Cussack would probably be the biggest stars they had be the villains. And that worked fine for them, since they made sure to get people that worked great with the muppets first, and celebrity wasn't even in the top 10.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Indeed, hopefully this means bit supporting role, or bad guy. Given the insane attention to maintaining a classic feel Stoller/Segal is looking for, I'm sure this is the case.

    I always wanted to see a romantic comedy starring Pepe and a human actress...totally play it straight, where nothing seems out of place of a human and a puppet together; as if Pepe was just another actor.

    As for a black princess...well, there's an Arab princess, something Disney would sadly not do today.
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I haven't seen evidence to support that. That's just wild speculation. I suppose you're thinking about this country's current view of the Middle East, but Disney has been fairly good concerning minorities in recent years.

    One thing I do hope is that mad bomber Crazy Harry is included in the film. I like him and the interpretation of him in Oz was great. :crazy:
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm That's an odd way to put it, considering Aladdin came out during the first Gulf War. There was this great report about it in "A Reader in Animation Studies." One of the subjects they talked about was how they wanted the film to get out of the warzone look of the Middle East and go back to the romantic fantasies of 1001 Arabian Nights stories.

    I wonder if such a thing would be considered now a days myself.

    But I LOVE that idea about a Muppet romantic comedy. Makes me wish the S guys would write a second script about it.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sigh. Sadly the general public would rather see Will Ferrel in the same dang movie with the same dang too tight pants a million more times before they see something clever like this. Though I would LOVE to see the two writers of this script write that kind of film. After all, oddball off the norm romantic comedies are their forte. Knocked Up... Forgetting Sahrah Marshall.... They would do it the justice it would deserve.
  15. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What about Aladden!
  16. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I think his "no CGI" comment refers to the fact that he doesn't want to replace the Muppets with CG characters. There are several techniques you can use to pull off a complicated Muppet shot without CGI (the only use of it would be to remove the puppeteers). That kind of shot is a thousand times more interesting to an audience, because they just don't know exactly how it's done. With CGI, you know exactly how it works. I still know people that are amazed at Kermit's bicycle riding, or any Muppet bicycle riding (especially when they talk at the same time). And that was a simple shot! Let's not get into the complexities of Kermit walking down the street in The Muppet Christmas Carol!

    Have you ever seen one of the older Muppet movies in the theater? Well, I have, and as a fan that grew up during the era of epic films like The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Carribean and the Star Wars prequels, I would say a Muppet movie in the theater is at least as exciting as any of those. And, I was in a theater that was packed full of fans. Fans of all ages, of all levels of fandom. It was incredible!

    Paul Williams music is brilliant, and musicals (even old style musicals) have been fairly succesful lately. Their hopes to get Paul Williams involved is an absolutely brilliant thought. He can write music for the Muppets like no one else.

    I think you underestimate what "today's" movie audience would want to see. Some of the smaller movies have been wildly popular (Juno). Keep in mind, too, there hasn't really been a Muppet movie that broke 100,000,000 at the box office, but does that mean they weren't succesful?

    The best movies, in my opinion, come from people who believe in what they have, and are willing to fight for it. To quote Coolio when he hosted Muppets Tonight, "Hip isn't what you do, it's how you do it." The Muppets have always been hip just doing what they do best.
  17. blackcoffee

    blackcoffee New Member

    she will be good in it...but who will she play?
  18. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I would hope that Kermit and the Muppets would never be turned into complete CGI characters for a whole movie. Part of the magic is that these characters are really there in the sets, outdoors, talking with real people. rather then have an actor pretend to talk to a bloated mouse that was added 6 months later with a computer. Not that that type of movie is bad or could not work, but Kermit is a puppet and also there is a real actor underneath him.:)
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    Angelina Jolie scares me.:o
  20. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    Well, I really hope it won't be a case of BIG STAR movie that happens to have some Muppets. More like MUPPET movie that happens to have a STAR in there somewhere. Like in the old movies!

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