Big shocker! After talking about it for eons, teasing us with small details, and writing the script with Nicholas Stoller, THR's Heat Vision reports that Jason Segel is going to become the quintessential human element to the next Muppet movie. He'll also, naturally, produce alongside David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV -- the guys behind The Proposal. (Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin signed on to direct last month.)

Unfortunately, this casting news doesn't come with any sort of plot details, or even a vague official summary. However, assuming nothing's changed from the rumors a year ago, the film will follow the usual storyline -- Kermit needs to reunite all the Muppets to save the studio. Unfortunately, while it's said to be titled The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, the 2009 script review didn't buy into that vibe.

So, until that official plot summary comes our way, I'm sticking to the hope I reference every time Muppet news comes up: It's all being changed into a rock opera with help from The Muppet Studio. THAT would make it the greatest muppet movie of all time. Need reminding? Hit the jump.
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