Newswire: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in the Fraggle Rock movie

Variety reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to produce and star in New Regency and The Henson Co.’s upcoming feature-film reboot of Fraggle Rock. The movie has been in the works for several years, and has gone through several incarnations already, but Gordon-Levitt’s participation in the project marks a big step towards actually making it a reality. (Last we checked, the project had writers, but no director or stars.)

Gordon-Levitt, who recently completed one serious grown-up project for Robert Zemeckis and is currently filming another for Oliver Stone, apparently signed on for Fraggle Rock because he, too, continues to cling to the ragged, one-eyed teddy bear of ’80s nostalgia. “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock,” Gordon-Levitt says. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise …

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