Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In Fraggle Rock Movie

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There are few things cuter than Muppets — but Joseph Gordon-Levitt just might give them a run for their money. The actor has been charming audiences since his pre-teen days, and in recent years, he's become a blockbuster star, thanks in part to movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. Gordon-Levitt's latest project is a lot less dark — and he'll have a bunch of really cute costars. He's teaming up with Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa, to produce and star in a big-screen version of the kids' classic Fraggle Rock. “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock,'” Gordon-Levitt said in a statement to Variety. “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.” Variety says the project has been in the works for more than 10 years. Hopefully, Gordon-Levitt's attachment will usher the film out of development hell. We're ready for the guaranteed overload of cuteness. (Variety)

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