Never underestimate the ingenuity of the folks behind any Muppet project as this first teaser trailer for their latest movie demonstrates.
Yes, it may look like your usual hum-drum, rom-com at first, complete with title, (Green With Envy), and promotional poster, but by towards the end of the trailer gears are switched, Muppets are revealed and order is restored.
A clever marketing campaign like this bodes well for the movie which stars Jason Segel, (who must have shat out a rainbow when his agent got him this gig), and Amy Adams along with a ton of rumoured cameos from some of the biggest players in Hollywood…wouldn’t be a Muppet movie without the stars.
As for the actual plot for The Muppets:
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.
Roll on November.