First Preview Clip from The Muppets
11.02.11 by Ryan
The promotional campaign for The Muppets has largely focused on parody trailers. But, with the parodies now out of the way, the first preview clip has been released.
The movie follows Jason Segel as Gary, who travels with his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) and his roommate Walter, the world's biggest Muppets fan, to Los Angeles to tour Muppets Studio. There, the three reunite the Muppets and help to save their theater from a wealthy oilman (Chris Cooper) who is intent on drilling for oil beneath the theater. In the clip, Gary lets Walter know that he is invited to come along on their trip to Muppets Studio.
In reference to those parodies, The Muppets started with the romantic comedy parody titled "Green with Envy", they then tackled Green Lantern, adult comedy The Hangover Part II, and the upcoming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The final parody trailer even saw the Muppets parody themselves.
Segel co-wrote The Muppets with his Saving Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) directed the movie, which features a variety of cameos, including Rico Rodriguez (ABC's Modern Family), comedian Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris (The Smurfs) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), to name a few.