Jason Segel Joins Upcoming Muppets Movie
Posted on Tue Mar 16, 2010 08:10 AM PDT

jasonsegal200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Jason Segel is about to work with a very furry cast. The How I Met Your Mother actor has just signed on to star in Disney's Muppets movie as the lead human character.

The plot has been kept a secret, but reports claim that the story will involve Segel as a man trying to reunite the Muppets. Elements from previous Muppets movies and the TV show will also be incorporated into the script.

Segel has also written the Muppets script with buddy Nicholas Stoller. James Bobin will direct the film.

In 2004, The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company entered into an agreement under which Disney would acquire the Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House properties from Henson.

Muppets creator Jim Henson died on May 16, 1990.

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