This has been in development for a while, but Hollywood Reporter is reportifying that lanky thespian Jason Segel will play the lead in a forthcoming Muppets movie he co-wrote with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. James Bobin of Flight Of The Conchords and Da Ali G. Show will direct. According to the article, Segel will play a tall man who tries to reunite the Muppets. For those keeping track, this will mark the first feature film outing for the venerable puppets since 1999's Muppets in Space. As fans of the towering Segel and The Muppets we remain cautiously optimistic about this development.