JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT TO STAR IN FRAGGLE ROCK

HOLLYWOOD – Star and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed yesterday that he would be starring in and producing a live action movie version of Jim Henson’s celebrated TV Show Fraggle Rock.

Speaking EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec, the Don Jon director spoke about his role in the new Fraggle Rock movie:

I’ve always loved Jim Henson’s creations. From Sesame Street to the Muppets, to Fraggle Rock. I even liked Dark Crystal.

F*ck off!

Okay, may be not Dark Crystal. I had heard about the opportunity to be a part of the Fraggle Rock movie, I jumped at the chance.

Who will you play?

We had a long discussion about this. I was thinking that I ought to play a live action character and the last thing I wanted to do was Neil Patrick Harris it the way he had with The Smurf movies. The only option then would have been to play Doc, but when I was growing up, I never pretended to be Doc, I always wanted to be a Fraggle or a Doozer or even a Gorg, so when we had our first meeting I put it out there that I didn’t really care about money or anything like that but I absolutely had to be a Fraggle and they simply said okay. It was as easy as that. They already had concept art of what I might look like as Gobo Fraggle.

Gobo?

I know it was like a dream come true. Gobo is the explorer, the one who wants to go to Outer Space which is what the Fraggles call our world. His Uncle Travelling Matt is already out there, inspiring him. I hadn’t consider that it would be possible the Henson people said that I actually look quite Fraggley already so all I need is some purple clothes and a wig.

No CGI?

Absolutely not. We’re going old school. Just me in costume and with some guys hand up my ass.

Fraggle Rock will be released in 2016.

DAVID BOWIE ADMITS LABYRINTH FURY

HOLLYWOOD – David Bowie is known for some lurid costumes in his time, but his film role as Jareth in Labyrinth has gone down in Fraggle Rock Actor history as a particularly weird moment and today for the first time ever the Thin White Duke reveals his feelings to the Studio Exec in this EXCLUSIVE interview.

How did you get involved with the project?

The late great Jim Henson phoned me and said I have a role for you and it’s a bit out there you know, but what do you think? Well, I read the script and I thought, why not? It’ll be nice for the toddlers. You know. But when it came to filming I began to feel like a bit of a tool.

What do you mean?

Initially, I had been written as quite a straight forward villain. I really wanted to go against type and wear a suit. But Kajagoogoo had just had a hit so Jim dressed me up as Limahl. I was spitting feathers. I felt I’d been made to look ridiculous. I mean you only have to look at the trousers I was forced to wear. You have to remember I was trying to be taken seriously as an actor in this period and yet the eye liner and the Muppets that surrounded me just made me look like a gallivanting mumpty. Add to that the film was a complete turkey.

But now the film has something of cult following.

No, it’s complete bobbins. 

But it must make you feel…

No, it’s bobbins.

The character of Jareth even is…

Bobbins.

This is ridic…

Bobbins.

Labyrinth 2: Jareth’s Bobbins will be released in 2016.