News Brian Henson to Direct Puppet Horror Film ‘The Happytime Murders’ Published 2 years ago on August 23, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Deadline is reporting today that Maya Rudolph is joining her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters) in STXfilms’ The Happytime Murders. Brian Henson will direct in conjunction with Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner. “The comedy is set in the underbelly of a Los Angeles where puppets and humans co-exist. Two clashing detectives, one human (McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together to figure out who is brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.” Jamie Foxx will not be apart of the film because negotiations fell flat. Henson, McCarthy, Jeffrey Hayes and Falcone will serve as Happytime producers, while Lisa Henson, Dee Robertson and John W. Hyde will executive produce. McCarthy and Falcone will producer under their On the Day Productions banner. The story is by Todd Berger & Dee Robertson; the screenplay is by Berger, Robertson, Erich & Jon Hoeber and McCarthy. STXfilms VP Production Sheroum Kim and creative executive Kate Vorhoff oversaw the production. Related Topics: Up Next ‘#FromJennifer’ to Star Horror Icons Tony Todd and Derek Mears Don't Miss Vinegar Syndrome Set to Bring 90s Horror ‘Demon Wind’ to Blu-Ray Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News16 hours ago Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Maniac Cop” Will Be a Cocaine-Fueled, Neon-Soaked Universe Blu-Ray & DVD19 hours ago Arrow Video Releasing Vincent Price ‘Six Gothic Tales’ Movie Collection on UK Blu-Ray News2 days ago Tommy Doyle Actor Anthony Michael Hall Grasps a Baseball Bat on the Set of ‘Halloween kills’ News2 days ago Danielle Harris Says Adam Green is Planning Two More ‘Hatchet’ Sequels News3 days ago Laura Vandervoort Spreads Bloodthirsty Virus in New ‘Rabid’ Remake Trailer News4 weeks ago Cassandra Peterson Confirms One More ‘Elvira’ Movie is in the Works Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago 88 Films Reveals Final Cover Artwork for ‘Christmas Evil’ and ‘Terror Train’ UK Blu-Rays News2 weeks ago Old School Michael Myers Stalks the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News3 weeks ago [Gallery] Own HCG’s Exclusive Michael Myers Life-Size Bust This October News1 week ago Jamie Lee Curtis Arrives on the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News3 days ago Laura Vandervoort Spreads Bloodthirsty Virus in New ‘Rabid’ Remake Trailer News2 weeks ago Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer’s Halloween Horror ‘Trick’ Gets Stabby Trailer News2 weeks ago Take a Look at Young Danny Torrance in New ‘Doctor Sleep’ Featurette News3 weeks ago Watch New 6 Minute Featurette for Shudder’s “Creepshow” TV Series News4 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Promises “Sensational” End to the ‘Halloween’ Trilogy Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!