Gather ’round kids, because Doc is back! Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in and produce an upcoming Fraggle Rock movie, Variety reports. The live-action flick based on Jim Henson’s beloved muppets has actually been in the works for nearly a decade.
“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock,” Gordon-Levitt, 34, said in a statement.
“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,” the Dark Knight Rises actor continued. “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.”
The adventure series Fraggle Rock aired on HBO from 1983 to 1987. It centered on a bunch of (adorable!) cave creatures called “Fraggles” trying to deal with a second species named “Doozers,” who are dedicated to their work.
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