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'Fraggle Rock' Back to Life, Now with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring

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March 19, 2015

Fraggle Rock / Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Before becoming the big star that he is today, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a child actor, and he had roles in films geared towards younger audiences, such as Beethoven (a bit part), Angels in the Outfield, and 10 Things I Hate About You. And now he's heading back to more family friendly fare as Variety reports Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the new film adaptation of Jim Henson's classic puppet series Fraggle Rock set up at New Regency. This is a project that has been stuck in development hell for nearly 10 years, but with someone like Gordon-Levitt attached, this could finally come together and get made.

Gordon-Levitt sounds pretty excited about the project saying:

"The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock.' Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood. Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project."

This is vastly different from the more mature projects Gordon-Levitt has taken in his adult career, from Brick to Inception to Looper and now a biopic about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in production now, and a film about World Trade Center tightrope walker Philipppe Petit called The Walk from Robert Zemeckis arrives later this year. But Gordon-Levitt has always been interested in a variety of projects, whether it's on the big screen, or with his Hit Record website that crowdsources all kinds of video projects online, some that Gordon-Levitt gets involved with himself. So this sounds right up his alley.

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Reader Feedback - 32 Comments

1

Wow' I'm 31 and not ashamed to say that I'm excited to see the fraggles back, I hope they don't change it up to much, try and keep some originality.

chargero100 . on Mar 19, 2015

2

*wow *too *much. (No apostrophe after much)* fraggle's back. You are either not 30 or you're just really stupid.

BlueBird777 on Mar 19, 2015

3

Or you or som esort of speeling nazi, who cars two much about spalling on the enterknet.

Brian Sleider on Mar 19, 2015

4

Ok

BlueBird777 on Mar 20, 2015

5

oh please! They are remaking fraggle rock? None of those corny remakes will ever top the original.

BlueBird777 on Mar 19, 2015

6

Fraggle rock? More like FAGgle rock! XD I am so cheesy.

BlueBird777 on Mar 19, 2015

7

Gordon-Levitt is perfect for this role.

DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2015

8

Fraggle rock? More like FAGgle rock.

BlueBird777 on Mar 20, 2015

9

I heard "Blue-Bird" is Slang for a gay Man in Ireland, Pal...

Mark Brackney on Mar 21, 2015

10

I am female douchebag.

BlueBird777 on Mar 21, 2015

11

......Hmmmmmmmm............. In............. a previous Life?

Mark Brackney on Mar 21, 2015

12

FINE.... my Apologies.

Mark Brackney on Mar 21, 2015

13

What?? That makes no damn sense.

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

14

Well... actually, No, I did Apologize..... otherwise, with all this Transgender/Corrective Surgery Sh*t going on, being a previous Sex in another Life isn't, actually, not that Rare, these Days......

Mark Brackney on Mar 22, 2015

15

*Sigh* Although, me being a Gentleman, I would like to Ask for your Forgiveness..... However, if you are Only a young Lass (oh, say, 16, or so odd Years), hopefully, this will be a Lesson of Thinking before you actually say Sh*t next Time..... Otherwise, no, I am not a Bully, be Wise in your Choices, and don't, DON'T, be a Man's Play-Thing. Otherwise, I do wish you Luck in Life, and, Sincere Happiness, as Well..... 🙂

Mark Brackney on Mar 22, 2015

16

There is no way I am reading all of that bullshyt you just typed.

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

17

"Bullshyt."

Mark Brackney on Mar 22, 2015

18

Yup.

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

19

"Yup." Anyway, BOUDOIR…..

Mark Brackney on Mar 23, 2015

21

R u trying to say I'm a sinner?

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

22

No.

Mark Brackney on Mar 22, 2015

23

Whoever told you that crap...................

BlueBird777 on Mar 21, 2015

24

I'm just Saying, "Blue-Bird" sounds a Hella-lot of Fruity, man. *Shrugs* I'm just Sayin'...

Mark Brackney on Mar 21, 2015

25

I AM A GIRL!!!

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

26

*Face-Palms* WELL, tell you the Truth, Miss, when you said "FAGgle-Rock", I Legitimately thought you were Male....... Ah, well.......... no harm Done, Miss.

Mark Brackney on Mar 22, 2015

27

Ok then.

BlueBird777 on Mar 22, 2015

28

Anybody else seen that ONE Robot Chicken skit? GOD……

Mark Brackney on Mar 21, 2015

29

Sweetheart, I don't think you Understand what Boudoir actually means.....

Mark Brackney on Mar 24, 2015

30

Of course I know what it means.

BlueBird777 on Mar 25, 2015

31

Of course I know what it means.

BlueBird777 on Mar 26, 2015

32

K. Well, as Smaug would Say, "This Conversation is Over." BYE......

Mark Brackney on Mar 26, 2015

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