Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Star In Live-Action Fraggle Rock Movie

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According to Variety, Joseph-Gordon Levitt ("The Dark Knight Rises") will be producing and starring in New Regency's live-action Fraggle Rock film.

Fraggle Rock was a puppet show that was created by Muppets creator Jim Henson and it aired on HBO. It debuted in 1983 and ran for five seasons. It revolved around puppet characters Gobo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red, who lived in Fraggle Rock. They interacted with humans who thought they were aliens.

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,'” Gordon-Levitt said. “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.”