Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in a live-action film based on the beloved puppet series Fraggle Rock.
The Dark Knight Rises star will feature in and produce a big screen version of Jim Henson’s 1980s children’s program, which centred around the musical world of colourful Muppets.
Gordon-Levitt is teaming up with Henson’s daughter Lisa and The Henson Co. for the project, and the actor says the film is especially important to him, because Henson’s creations have been a passion of his since he was young.
A statement from the actor reads: “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street and then on Fraggle Rock. 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 on this project.”