Jason Segal wants to do 'justice' to Muppets

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June 9th, 2011

Jason Segel wanted to make sure he did "justice" to 'The Muppets' legacy.

The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for 'The Muppets' - admits he was under pressure to get it right because it is the first time Jim Henson's creatures have been on the big screen since 1999.

Jason - who appears in the movie alongside Amy Adams - said: "It was one of the most exciting days in my life when I sold that pitch. Followed by abject terror knowing that there are people out there who feel the same way about 'The Muppets' as I do, that have such a reverence for them.

"The big goal for me was just to do credit and justice to the legacy that Jim Henson and the rest of that family created."

Jason also says fans will be in for a treat when the movie opens as they will be able to see how faithful he's stayed to the original TV show.

He said told Total Film magazine: "It harks back to the late '70s, early '80s. That's the Muppets we grew up with and the ones that I loved.

"So I think to some extent the surprise will be how faithful it is to the tone of that original."

The film - which will be released in November - will star all the old favourites including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzy.