Segel and Stoller take on Muppets

'Marshall' duo to write, direct film for Disney

Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio.

Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct.

Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases the pic, which Stoller directed, on April 18.

In “Sarah Marshall” Segel’s character writes a “Dracula” musical performed by puppets. Those cloth creatures were custom-made by the Henson puppeteers, and the experience emboldened Segel to pitch his concept for a Muppets movie when he was invited in for a general meeting with exec Kristin Burr. Segel got a deal in the room and enlisted Stoller to co-write and direct the project.

Segel and Stoller just made another U deal to co-write the comedy “Five-Year Engagement,” with Stoller helming and Segal starring.

Segel, from the CBS laffer “How I Met Your Mother,” next stars in “I Love You, Man” at DreamWorks.

More Film

  • 'Jumanji' Stays Strong, Topping '12 Strong,'

    'Jumanji' Stays Strong, Topping '12 Strong,' 'Den of Thieves' With $20 Million

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • Colette

    Sundance: 'Colette' Sells to 30West, Bleecker Street

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • This Is Home

    Sundance Film Review: 'This Is Home'

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • MyFrenchFilmFestival: Tristan Lhomme on ‘Lazare,’

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Tristan Lhomme on ‘Lazare,’ France’s Antonin Peretjatko

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • Winshluss Vincent Paronnaud

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Denis Walgenwitz, Vincent Paronnaud on ‘The Death, Dad & Son’

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • 'Clara's Ghost' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'Clara's Ghost'

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

  • 'Tyrel' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'Tyrel'

    Disney has enlisted scribe-thesp Jason Segel and helmer Nick Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio. Segel and Stoller will write the script and Stoller will direct. Segel, who graduated from Apatow-produced skeins “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” got his first sole writing credit on the Apatow-produced “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Universal releases […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content