The first pictures from the set of the new Muppet movie have hit the web. These images show various angles of stars Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) and Amy Adams (Enchanted) interacting with Walter, the newest Muppet, on the street.
The new movie is shaping up to be pretty great. Not only is it the first time everyone’s favorite puppets will appear on the big screen since 1999’s Muppets From Space, but it is written by Segel, who has an oft-avowed love of all things puppet, and his Forgetting Sarah Marshall director, Nicholas Stoller. So far the cast includes Segal, Adams, Rashida Jones, and Chris Cooper, and the ever-growing list of celebrities who are rumored to be involved, or close to involved, includes Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga, John Krasinski, and Donald Glover, just to name a few. James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) is directing the film.
Here is a synopsis via the good folks at Comingsoon, who also provided the photos:
In the December 25, 2011 release, Segel’s character needs to reunite The Muppets to put on a show in order to save the Muppet studio with Amy Adams playing his girlfriend who joins him on the road. Chris Cooper plays the bad guy who doesn’t like the Muppets and he wants to buys the studio to dig for the oil hiding underneath it.