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After several years of development, the The Happytime Murders is finally moving forward in the right direction. The Jim Henson Company and Stx Entertainment are in early talks with actor Jamie Foxx to star in this comedy, which will be R-rated and feature a blend of live-action and brand new muppet characters. Stx hasn't issued a release date for the unconventional comedy at this time, and it isn't known when production may begin.
The Happytime Murders is set in a city where humans and puppets co-exist. Some of the biggest celebrities in the world are the stars of a hit TV series entitled The Happytime Gang. But behind-the-scenes, these stars lead horrifying lives that don't exactly match their family-friendly on-camera personas. When the stars of this show start getting killed off in gruesome ways, two Lapd detectives must put their differences aside to solve the case.
According to Deadline, Jamie Foxx will play Detective Edwards, »
Brian Henson is on board to direct the film which is set in a world where humans and puppets coexist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens.
When the puppet cast members of 1980s children's TV show "The Happytime Gang" begin turning up dead, an alcoholic, disgraced Lapd detective-turned-private eye puppet takes the case with his former human partner.
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- Garth Franklin
This sounds like a movie that is right up our street. According to a report over at Deadline, Jamie Foxx may be looking to join the very unusual R-rated comedy The Happytime Murders over at Stx Entertainment.
The film is also a co-production with The Jim Henson Company, who will provide the puppets for the film too. Here’s a look at the intriguing plot.
In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, ?The Happytime Gang.? As the killings continue, Phil?s former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It?s up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface »
- Paul Heath
The raucous comedy explores a world where puppets and humans live side by side, and the puppet stars of the iconic TV show “The Happytime Gang” are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush.
When the stars of “The Happytime Gang” are mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives — one a type-a, take-no-prisoners human with a secret, and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims — must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, »
- Justin Kroll
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