Jamie Foxx in talks to star in R-rated Muppet movie The Happytime Murders

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It's been awhile since we've heard about THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, the long-in-development dark Muppets flick from Brian Henson (son of the late Jim Henson), but according to Deadline, Jamie Foxx is in early negotiations to star in the planned film.

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS will follow "puppet stars of an iconic TV show called The Happytime Gang who are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off-camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the Happytime Gang stars begin to be mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, all the while trying to resist the temptation to murder each other."

Foxx is in talks to play Detective Edwards, "a LAPD cop who must re-team with his former partner Phil, a drinker and philanderer who is not keen on Edwards’ good-cop persona."

Henson will direct the movie (which will more than likely carry an R-rating) from a script by Todd Berger, Dee Robertson, and RED and RED 2 scribes Erich and Jon Hoeber, however there's no word on when it might head into production. I'm still not totally convinced that the film will actually happen, but I sure as hell hope it does!

Source: Deadline



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