By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, THR
To think that Jason Segel used to be more of a cameo actor in Judd Apatow films, and now he's being considered for just about everything. Raunchy comedies no more, as Segel has been picked up by Walt Disney Pictures to star in the upcoming Muppets movie.
Jason Segel for Disney's Muppets
And when I said star, it means that Segel gets to remain human.
James Bobin is on board to direct the movie, the plot of which is under wraps. The TV show as well as some of the movies tended to have one key human actor with whom the Muppets associated on their adventures. It is known that Segel plays a man on a quest to find and reunite the Muppets. Segel seemed like a natural choice for human lead, as it was he and Nicholas Stoller who wrote the script.
Jason Segel has a few projects coming our way including Bad Teacher and Jeff Who Lives at Home.