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Stoller

Nicholas Stoller (b. 1976) is an American screenwriter and director. He directed and co-wrote the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek.

For Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Stoller directed puppet characters created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Stoller co-wrote the script for The Muppets, the 2011 Muppet movie, with Jason Segel. In March 2012, he signed to write the sequel.[1]

Stoller commented on the film in a 2008 interview:

Basically, we're gonna do an old school Muppet movie, where the Muppets have to put on a show to save the studio. It's very simple. A big part of the movie is rounding up all the Muppets from around the world, because they've all been separated. So it's collecting them and bringing them together to put on this big show. It should hearken back to Great Muppet Caper and Muppets Take Manhattan and those kinds of Muppet movies. Jason and I are having a lot of fun writing it. We want to get as many cameos and guest stars as possible. Jason will play a human ventriloquist, and his puppet is alive and wants to be a Muppet.[2]

While early reports said Stoller would also direct the film,[3][4] in January 2010, James Bobin was hired to direct the film.[5]

Sources

  1. Vulture
  2. Walsh, Patrick. "Interview with Nicholas Stoller, Director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall", Bloggingsundance.com. April 14, 2008.
  3. Variety - Segel and Stoller Take on Muppets
  4. Nick Stoller interview
  5. "'Flight of the Conchords' co-creator will direct Disney's Muppet movie". The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog, Heatvisionblog.com. January 29, 2010

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