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New Muppet movie 'female lead' casting development

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Gorgon Heap, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Surprised no one else has posted the scoop yet.

    Though the size of the role isn't mentioned, she is mentioned as being courted to 'star alongside' Jason Segel as the film's human protagonist.

    The 'she' in question is... Amy Adams!

    Hope this comes to be!

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
     
  2. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i rully hope this is true! amy adams is an amazingly perfect actress! :)
     
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    This is mentioned in the film thread, but it's a great development! :)
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    "FEMALE FILM LEAD? ! ? ! LEMME at that FROG!" :mad:
     
  5. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    Amy Adams is in final negotiations to star in Disney’s The Muppets. The deal is not yet closed, but sources tell EW.com that she is nearing a signed agreement to play Jason Segel’s girlfriend who joins him on a road trip to Los Angeles to the Muppet Studios. The film, which reunites the Muppets on the big screen for the first time since 1999′s Muppets From Space, will be directed by James Bobin (co-director of Flight of the Conchords) from a script by Segal and Nick Stoller (director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek).
    Production is set to begin in November in Los Angeles and will introduce a new Muppet named Walter. Disney has set Christmas 2011 for its release date.
     
  6. dmoss

    dmoss Well-Known Member

    What a perfect fit for the Muppets! Amy Adams would be a great addition to the movie! :D
     
  7. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I hope this is not another film that revolves around the human characters rather than the Muppets. Especially if it involves them auditioning--we've had such good luck with that plot before.
     
  8. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

  9. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's the one thing that worries (I shouldn't even say worry,... concerns) me a tiny bit. Even then, I have faith in them. They really have a passion to do this movie, and passion is what the Muppets need right now.

    Last thing we need is a film with a director who's philosophy is, "Take away a poignant ending and replace it with a banal one... for some day, you'll make the most meh children's cinema in HISTORY!" :D
     
  11. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    ABC exec? Can anyone else see this starting a new show on ABC? No, just me? Fine, be that way. :attitude:
     
  12. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    Oh I love her in Enchanted!:)
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I wish Amy Adams would go back to being a blonde... ever since she became a redhead, I keep confusing her with Jenna Fischer. :confused:
     
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ONLY if the movie REALLY does well. As much as I'd LOVE to see a new Muppet show, I don't think there's any real place for it on ABC's schedule... at least in this media climate. I'm thinking Disney Channel or ABCFamily, but they both cater to a specific focus group. Sigh... if syndication still produced TV shows instead of how it became a dumping ground for Infomercials, then we'd have something.

    Remember, syndication was the only one who wanted to take a chance on the Muppet Show, and the only reason it lasted 5 years. Muppets Tonight bounced around the schedule and ended up getting canceled in its second season, which was only shown in the US on the Disney channel.
     
  15. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see the Muppets on ABC but timeslot/promotion is EVERYTHING! I could see it on ABC easily - but ABC Family wouldn't be so bad either - they've actually become a surprisingly good channel with lots of hit shows.

    As much as i hate how the Muppets are underrepresented on Disney Channel, i would not want to see a regular show on the network given how current Disney Channel is so specifically tween oriented.
     


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