Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not only star in, but also produce the live-action Fraggle Rock movie.
The film has been in the works for years now but this has been the first big move that the film has made.
JGL had this to say about being attached to the film:
“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock.’ Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”
Fraggle Rock was a popular Jim Henson show in the early 80’s which involved puppets and musical numbers. It ran from 1983 to 1987.
If I were to guess, I would say we could expect some singing from the star as well since he has showcased his singing chops on TV specials and with Zoe Deschanel for a youtube video.
The film is being made by New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson.