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Jack Black compares new “Muppet” movie to “Being John Malkovich”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, childhood nostalgia is going to wash over you like a tidal wave in 2011. “The Smurfs” are heading to the big screen in August. Winnie the Pooh is getting a feature-length film. And The Muppets are putting on one more show in an effort to save their cherished theater.

Except this new “Muppet” movie sounds like it’s going to be much different than “The Great Muppet Caper” or “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”

“It’s kind of like ‘Being John Malkovich.’ It is a new twist on the Muppets. Very cerebral and meta,” said Jack Black, who revealed that he will be playing himself in Jason Bobin’s new feature which also stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Emily Blunt and Zach Galifianakis – some as co-stars, and some as celebrity cameos.

For instance, The Playlist reports that that Foo Fighter Dave Grohl subs for Animal when the crazed drummer goes into anger-management therapy. Now that’s funny.

In an MTV interview, Segel (a huge Muppets fan) said they’re trying to get Lady Gaga.

“We’re trying. I haven’t heard if anything happened yet. … I’m being totally serious. We are hoping to get Lady Gaga, yeah, but we haven’t heard anything yet,” he said.

With or without Gaga, this is shaping up to be a can’t miss movie in 2011. “The Muppet Movie” will be in theaters on Nov. 23, 2011.

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