Fans who’ve been following development of Brian Henson's comic drama THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, an adult take on a Sesame Street world where humans and puppets co-exist, received exciting today with Variety reporting extended talks with Katherine Heigl to play the lead.
Heigl looked to replace one-time lead Cameron Diaz, who was offered the part more than a year ago.
Brian Henson remained committed to directing the movie, described as a film noir puppet comedy about a private eye puppet investigating the murders of puppet cast members from an ‘80s kids show.
Todd Berger, who won the Rosebud Award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival for his debut feature The Scenesters, co-wrote the script with Dee Austin Robertson.
Heigl is currently on-screen as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in One for the Money, based on the popular book by Janet Evanovich. Up next for Heigl is a role in the ensemble comedy The Wedding alongside Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Amanda Seyfried.
Fans, are you hopeful that The Happytime Murders will finally start production with Heigl in the lead? It’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it?