Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first teaser poster for the upcoming live-action adventure The Muppets
“On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel
) and Mary (Amy Adams
) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper
) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.
To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
The film is directed by James Bobin
(a man whose career thus far has been comprised of television shows and shorts, with standouts being ‘Da Ali G Show’ and ‘The Flight of the Conchords.’) with a script by Jason Segel
and Nicholas Stoller
. Also stars Rashida Jones, Donald Glover
, Danny Trejo.
The Muppets comes to theaters November 23rd, 2011. [source: Fandango