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Michael Mitnick (The Current War and The Giver) is writing the script, and Lisa Henson is producing. The movie will focus on Henson's journey to convince broadcasters that the Muppets were a viable idea for television.
- The Mitnick project is unrelated to a screenplay from 2009 called The Muppet Man by Christopher Weekes which made that year's black list of unproduced scripts. (see Talk: The Muppet Man)
- Another biopic, simply titled Henson, also went unproduced.
- Deadline "Jim Henson Biopic: Michael Mitnick Writing ‘Muppet Man’ For Disney & The Jim Henson Company" by Andreas Wiseman, April 21, 2021