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‘Fraggle Rock’: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Live Action Remake

Thu, March 19, 2015 5:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

What a day to be alive! A live action version of the 80s-tastic series ‘Fraggle Rock’ has just been announced, and it is shaping up to be amazing!

After nearly a decade in the works, we are officially getting a live action movie adaptation of the hit children’s series, Fraggle Rock. Better yet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to star! Joseph will also be putting his talents to use behind the scenes, as he will pull double duty as a producer. The beloved puppet series was created by the late puppet master Jim Henson, and we could not be more excited. Check out some more deets about the new movie!

‘Fraggle Rock’ Remake: Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star

Nope, you’re not dreaming: a live action film based on the puppet-series Fraggle Rock is actually happening.

The show, which debuted in 1983, told the tale of a group of creatures living in a cave called– you guessed it– Fraggles. Amongst their daily struggles, the Fraggles must deal with the threatening Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.

No word yet on an official release date or further casting but, at this point, we’ll take what we can get!

JGL Is Ready To Fraggle

We aren’t the only ones super excited about this awesome news! In fact, Joseph might be more stoked than all of us. In a statement he said, “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street and then on Fraggle Rock. Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood.”

Joseph didn’t stop the gushing there, though! “Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”

Are you excited to see Joseph in the real life Fraggle Rock?

— Casey Mink