Monday 22 January 2018

Segel gets his first script back

Jason Segel has been reunited with his first script
Jason Segel has been reunited with his first script

Jason Segel hopes to get his first script on the big screen.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star has been reunited with a screenplay which he sold in Hollywood a decade ago, when he was an aspiring screenwriter.

"I actually just got back into possession my first script I ever sold when I was 21-years-old. So I now own it and I want to make it," he told The Playlist.

"It sat on a shelf and they didn't know that it was the same Jason Segel. I came to them because the contract was up and I went to buy it up and they were like, 'No, wait, that was you? That was your script?' And I was like, 'Yep, sorry dudes'."

Jason - who next stars in The Muppets, which he also co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller - revealed his creation is a family adventure, possibly with puppets.

"It's a kids adventure movie in the style of Goonies or Labyrinth or something like that. I think that's the next big thing I'd like to try to tackle," he continued.

"There are parts I could play, but I'd be happy to just produce it. It's a really cool kids adventure story and there could be puppets involved. I have an idea for a type of puppet I've never seen before."

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