He joins New Regency and the Henson Co. who are also producing.
Fraggle Rock, the long-in-the-works adaptation of a Jim Henson 1980s puppet television show, is getting a shot in the arm with the help of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The actor has come board to star and produce the feature adaptation. He joins New Regency and the Henson Co. who are also producing.
Rock was a Canadian series that became a hit internationally (in the U.S. it played on HBO). It told the adventures of a group of cave-dwelling puppet creatures called Fraggles. In their lives are a race of small industrious creatures named Doozers, who live in the caves, and the Gorgs, furry giants who look at Fraggles as nuisances.
Regency initially partnered with Ivan Reitman’s Montecito Picture Co. to produce the adaptation, hiring Jim Byrkit and Alex Manugian and then director John Stevenson (the co-director of Kung Fu Panda).
Gordon-Levitt’s boarding indicates the project is getting a fresh start and new writers will be hired.
Gordon-Levitt recently wrapped an untitled Christmas comedy with Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie and is currently shooting Oliver Stone’s Snowden.