Video Interview: 'The Muppets' Co-Writer & Filmmaker Nick Stoller
by Alex Billington
November 21, 2011
Remember Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it ended with that awesome Dracula musical with Muppet puppets? Yep, that's the origin behind The Muppets movie we're about to see this week. A few weeks ago I met with screenwriter Nicholas Stoller, credited with Jason Segel for writing The Muppets script, for a chat on bringing back the beloved puppets to the big screen and how to make them funny and accessible to all ages. Stoller is also the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and the upcoming comedy The Five-Year Engagement, so I tossed in a few comedy questions at the end, too. View the interview below!
Here's the interview with The Muppets co-writer Nicholas Stoller below, recorded on my Flip cam:
Before speaking with Nick, I got to see The Muppets and it's such a wonderful, entertaining, heartwarming movie! It's one of those movies that you never stop smiling the entire time. As Stoller is a comedy writer, I wanted to cover as much as I could about how they were able to come up with a perfect balance of humor to entertain and amuse all. I'm glad I got to speak with him, I always love exploring the real depths behind the story and development of a project that turns out as fantastic as this. The Muppets was directed by James Bobin ("Flight of the Conchords"), written by Segel & Stoller, starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams, as well as Walter and the Muppets. It's finally hitting theaters everywhere later this week - November 23rd!
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