Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie

“The Dark Knight Rises” actor will also co-produce for New Regency with The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Fraggles team up (Getty Images/Inset:
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A film adaptation of the singing-and-dancing puppet series “Fraggle Rock” from the 1980s has gained a friend in actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight Rises”), who will produce and star in the film for New Regency with The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson.

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’” Gordon-Levitt said in a statement. “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.

“Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved,” the actor continued. “I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”

Gordon-Levitt is represented by WME and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

Variety was first to report the news.