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James Bobin'Flight of the Conchords' co-creator James Bobin will raise the curtain on a new Muppet movie for Disney, Heat Vision has confirmed.

Bobin -- who also worked with Sacha Baron Cohen to create the characters seen in 'Da Ali G Show,' 'Borat' and 'Bruno' -- was thought to be the frontrunner ever since 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'' Phil Lord and Chris Miller ducked out. Reportedly, Bobin passed on Judd Apatow's latest comedy, 'Bridesmaids,' to pal around with Miss Piggy, Kermit and Co.

Jason Segel, star of 'How I Met Your Mother' and last year's comedy 'I Love You, Man,' penned the Muppet movie screenplay with his 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' director, Nicholas Stoller. James Bobin'Flight of the Conchords' co-creator James Bobin will raise the curtain on a new Muppet movie for Disney, Heat Vision has confirmed.

Bobin -- who also worked with Sacha Baron Cohen to create the characters seen in 'Da Ali G Show,' 'Borat' and 'Bruno' -- was thought to be the frontrunner ever since 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'' Phil Lord and Chris Miller ducked out. Reportedly, Bobin passed on Judd Apatow's latest comedy, 'Bridesmaids,' to pal around with Miss Piggy, Kermit and Co.

Jason Segel, star of 'How I Met Your Mother' and last year's comedy 'I Love You, Man,' penned the Muppet movie screenplay with his 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' director, Nicholas Stoller.

According to NY Mag, Stoller was also in line to direct the project, but was forced to decline due to post-production commitments on his 'Sarah Marshall' spin-off, 'Get Him to the Greek.' Segal is said to be a huge Muppets fan, which might explain the distinctly Muppet-flavored finale in 'Sarah Marshall.'

Plot details are being kept as quiet as the long-suffering Beaker, but early reports indicate that Bobin will bring a musical sensibility to the feature, in line with Segel's comedic songwriting skills. The project is being produced by Mandeville's David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with aims for a late-summer start date.