The “Sesame Street” live-action film starring Anne Hathaway has been pushed back again, this time another half a year to Jan. 14, 2022, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.
The film from “Portlandia” creator Jonathan Krisel was first slated for a release in January 2021 before being pushed back to the summer this past July. It’s now slated for release on the same day as “Nimona,” the animated action and adventure film from 20th Century Fox and Disney.
TheWrap previously reported that shooting on the film had been delayed nine months until April 2020, but at the time, it was still on pace to hit a release date on Jan. 15, 2021. Further, Caroll Spinney, the actor and puppeteer behind Big Bird for over 50 years on the beloved children’s show, died last week at the age of 85.
Mike Rosolio wrote the first draft of the screenplay, with Chris Galletta having written the most recent draft. Comedian and “Eighth Grade” director Bo Burnham also contributed some original songs to the project.
Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. Levy has been developing the project since 2012 when 20th Century Fox held the rights. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing for Warner Bros. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the longstanding children’s program will be involved with the development of the project.
“Sesame Street” recently got picked up for five new seasons on HBO Max and even greenlit four spinoff shows featuring the adorable muppets, including one that features Elmo doing his own kids talk show.