Casting continues for actors and extras on the Disney feature film ‘The Muppets’

Filming on “The Muppets” has wrapped.

Mandeville Films and Walt Disney Pictures have teamed up to produce the new Muppet film. It was announced at D23 Expo that the title would be “The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.” The title was later referred to as “The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time,” and more recently simply “The Muppets”.

The film will mainly star many of the original Muppets. Brian and John Henson, the sons of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, will do voice-overs for several characters. Jason Segel plays the human lead role of Gary, and Amy Adams plays Gary’s girlfriend Mary. Segal wrote the script with pal Nicholas Stoller.

The creative team for the Muppet Movie flew to Pixar headquarters in July, 2010 for a table read of the script and to get feedback from the “Pixar Brain Trust”. This is the second time that Pixar assisted its partner, Walt Disney Pictures, with a live-action feature after it helped shape re-shoots for the upcoming film “Tron Legacy.”

Shooting on “The Muppets” is currently taking place in Los Angeles and will continue through January 8, 2011. The release date is scheduled for Christmas Day, 2011. Casting is still taking place currently for both extras (see extras casting info below) and principal actors. Currently being cast is a 10 year old who looks like a young boy version the actor on the following page:

Role# 1

Also being cast is a current celebrity look-a-like for the following actor:

Role #2

* Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Marcia Ross
Gail Goldberg
The Muppets Casting
500 S. Buena Vista Street
210-D
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521

Extras Casting:

Carla Lewis
Headquarters Casting
3108 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
Click Here to register with the database that Carla uses.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up being thrown away), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Walt Disney Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Mandeville Films
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Animation Building 2G
Burbank, CA 91521

The Jim Henson Company
1416 N. La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

DMP Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Frank G. Wells Building
Room 5167
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers:

David Hoberman
Todd Lieberman
Jason Lust
Lisa Henson

Director:

James Bobin

Starring:

Jason Segel
Amy Adams
Rashida Jones
Chris Cooper
Emily Blunt
Alan Arkin
Billy Crystal
Jack Black
Zach Galifianakis
Jean Claude Van Damme

Story:

The story revolves around The Muppets reuniting after a huge falling out to save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood. Segel will play the lead role, a human named Gary, whose best friend is the puppet bear Walter. Together they go on a journey with Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) to defeat the evil Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), a man who doesn’t find the Muppets funny and thinks he can smell oil beneath their studio.