“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock," said Gordon-Levitt.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to produce and star in Fraggle Rock movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in The Henson Company and New Regency’s upcoming Fraggle Rock movie.

The film has been in development for close a decade and centeres on the cave-dwelling creatures who first hit TV screens back in 1983.

“The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on Sesame Street, and then on Fraggle Rock," Gordon-Levitt told Variety.

“Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood.

"Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”

Gordon-Levitt has previously starred in the likes of 500 Days of Summer, Inception, Looper and Don Jon.

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