Muppets movie filmed in Medway
Medway is set to star on the big screen again – this time
in the latest Muppets movie.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham was transformed into the set of
another Hollywood blockbuster – The Muppets… Again!
The film will feature a host of celebrity cameos including Ricky
The Muppets... Again!
being filmed in the Historic Dockyard Chatham
Cast and crew were spotted filming scenes for the movie which is
due to hit the cinemas in March 2014.
One passer-by said: “I didn’t see any of the muppets or the
famous actors like Ricky Gervais but it all looked very
He added: “They set up two scenes in the Dockyard.
"In one they were walking down a foggy river along Anchor Wharf
and another was an outdoor farm area full of chickens. It looked
follows the popular puppets Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as they
go on a global tour with the rest of the gang, selling out grand
theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including
Berlin, Madrid and London.
But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves
entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine –
the world’s number one criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit – and
his dastardly sidekick Dominic, played by Ricky Gervais.
The film also stars Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress
and writer Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy
award-winner Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Director James Bobin said: “It’s great to be back working with
the Muppets. Some of them even remember my name occasionally
"As for the movie, it’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime
capers of the Sixties, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a
dog – no panthers, even pink ones – along with the usual Muppety
mix of mayhem, music and laughs.”
The movie is the sequel to The Muppets, which made more than
£100 million at the global box office in 2011.
The Muppets... Again! is due to open on March 21, 2014.
Last year the Dockyard also formed the backdrop for the
Oscar-nominated movie Les Miserables.
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