Poor Katherine Heigl. First it’s announced yesterday that she’ll be going Face Blind in her next movie, and now she has to tango with evil puppets in The Happytime Murders. All in a day’s work!
According to Variety, Heigl is in final negotiations to star in the Jim Henson Co.’s The Happytime Murders, which Stuart Ford’s IM Global will launch to buyers at the European Film Market next week.
The flick directed by Brian Henson (A Muppets Christmas Carol) and penned by Todd Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2) from a story he wrote with Dee Austin Robertson takes place in a world where puppets and humans live together, but the puppets are viewed as second-class citizens.
When the puppet cast of a 1980s kids TV show are murdered one by one, a disgraced detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
The film noir puppet comedy has been in development at the Henson Co. since 2008.
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