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Muppets Co-Writer Nick Stoller Interview

Nick Stoller interview (November 21, 2011).

Nicholas Stoller (b. 1976) is an American screenwriter and director. He co-wrote the script for The Muppets with Jason Segel and co-wrote Muppets Most Wanted with James Bobin.

He previously directed and co-wrote the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek. For Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Stoller directed puppet characters created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Stoller commented on The Muppets in a 2008 interview:

β€œBasically, we're gonna do an old school Muppet movie, where the Muppets have to put on a show to save the studio. It's very simple. A big part of the movie is rounding up all the Muppets from around the world, because they've all been separated. So it's collecting them and bringing them together to put on this big show. It should hearken back to Great Muppet Caper and Muppets Take Manhattan and those kinds of Muppet movies. Jason and I are having a lot of fun writing it. We want to get as many cameos and guest stars as possible. Jason will play a human ventriloquist, and his puppet is alive and wants to be a Muppet.[1]”

While early reports said Stoller would also direct the film,[2][3] in January 2010, James Bobin was hired to direct the film.[4]


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