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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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  • chargero100 .
    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.
    • BlueBird777
      *wow *too *much. (No apostrophe after much)* fraggle's back. You are either not 30 or you're just really stupid.
      • Brian Sleider
        Or you or som esort of speeling nazi, who cars two much about spalling on the enterknet.
        • BlueBird777
          Ok
  • BlueBird777
    oh please! They are remaking fraggle rock? None of those corny remakes will ever top the original.
  • BlueBird777
    Fraggle rock? More like FAGgle rock! XD I am so cheesy.
  • DAVIDPD
    Gordon-Levitt is perfect for this role.
  • BlueBird777
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    • Mark Brackney
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          • BlueBird777
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          • Mark Brackney
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          • Mark Brackney
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        Whoever told you that crap...................
        • Mark Brackney
          I'm just Saying, "Blue-Bird" sounds a Hella-lot of Fruity, man. *Shrugs* I'm just Sayin'...
          • BlueBird777
            I AM A GIRL!!!
          • Mark Brackney
            *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.
          • BlueBird777
            Ok then.
  • Mark Brackney
    Anybody else seen that ONE Robot Chicken skit? GOD……
  • Mark Brackney
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    • BlueBird777
      Of course I know what it means.
    • BlueBird777
      Of course I know what it means.
      • Mark Brackney
        K. Well, as Smaug would Say, "This Conversation is Over." BYE......

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