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Elmo Versus The Jet Engine

Hope I’m not spoiling the outcome of this battle for anybody.


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Jason Segel’s ‘Muppet’ Movie Adds Amy Adams, Chris Cooper And Rashida Jones

Muppet movie castingThe new Muppet movie (titled "The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made," "'The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time" or nothing at all, depending on where you look) snowballed together a good collection of talent this year as Jason Segel and Nick Stoller's project picked up "Flight of the Conchords" co-creator James Bobin to direct. The cast surrounding Segel just expanded, too, with Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones reportedly hammering out terms for joining the film.

Segel and Adams will play a boyfriend-girlfriend duo that helps the Muppets in their battle against Cooper's villain, who's threatening to tear down the Muppets' old studio; Jones will play the role of an ABC exec, according to a story on Heat Vision.

Those parts corroborate script details that leaked out earlier this year, which said the movie would follow the Muppets in a quest to save their show's old home. It sounds like Stoller may not have gotten his wish to start shooting in September, but sources for the blog now say that Bobin anticipates a November date to commence shooting in Los Angeles.

Segel and Jones worked together before on "I Love You, Man," but thus far the cast hasn't been pooling from his Judd Apatow network of collaborators. That's probably fine, too, as Cooper and Adams aren't shabby in the acting department -- they've got an Oscar win and two nominations, respectively.

Who else would you like to see appear in the new Muppet movie? Do you like how the cast is shaping up thus far? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!

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