The Hollywood Reporter | Heat Vision | Comics | Movie News:Jason Segel to star in Muppets movie (exclusive)Jason Segel has found his rainbow connection with Disney's Muppets movie, signing to star as the human lead.
He also will join David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV, the studio-based shingle behind last year's "The Proposal," as a producer on the project.
James Bobin is on board to direct the movie, the plot of which is under wraps. The TV show as well as some of the movies tended to have one key human actor with whom the Muppets associated on their adventures. It is known that Segel plays a man on a quest to find and reunite the Muppets.
The actor's coming aboard is a natural extension of the development process; he wrote the script with pal Nicholas Stoller.