Here’s an odd little surprise. If we’re really honest, one of our most anticipated films of 2011 is The Muppets, starring all of our favourite Jim Henson creations along with Jason Segal and Amy Adams. We’ve now finally got a sneak peek of the film. Sort of.
Disney has released a trailer for a new film called Green With Envy, complete with its own poster. Ostensibly a romantic comedy, it is described on Apple Trailers with the following synopsis: Love struck meets star struck when a small town couple (Amy Adams, Jason Segel) head to Hollywood and discover their dreams of hitting the big time may cost them the one thing that matters most – each other.
There’s even a Green With Envy Facebook group. This is actually the film-within-a-film from The Muppets, which will actually see the world’s biggest Muppets fan, Gary (Jason Segal, Gulliver’s Travels) teams up with Mary (Amy Adams, The Fighter) to help Kermit and the gang save their old studio from the machinations of greedy oil tycoon Tex Richman (Chris Cooper, The Tempest).
The film is also said to have appearances from, well, everybody! People listed so far are Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Zach Galifianakis, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, Danny Trejo, Katy Perry, Mickey Rooney, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Grohl, Alan Arkin, Liza Minnelli…it may be easier to check IMDB.
The Muppets will be released on 5 January 2012 in Australia from Disney.