While many of you know Nicholas Stoller because he directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek, he’s also a screenwriter. If you look over his IMDb profile, you’ll see he wrote a few episodes of Undeclared, and contributed to the screenplays of Fun with Dick and Jane,Yes Man, Get Him to the Greek, Gulliver’s Travels, and, most recently, The Muppets. With Stoller being a lifelong fan of The Muppets and since he’d been working on the script with Jason Segel for years, when I got to speak with him on the set earlier this year, you could hear his excitement when talking about the project.
During the interview, he talked about what it’s like to be on set and watch Kermit deliver his dialogue, how much did the original show shaped the movie, the cameos, which Muppets did he want to make sure got in the movie, the differences between writing and directing, and a lot more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.