WHO’S IN IT?

Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Maya Rudolph (Sisters), Joel McHale (Ted), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Leslie David Baker (Elizabethtown), Jimmy O. Yang (Life of the Party), Ryan Gaul (Father Figures), Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids), Cynthy Wu (Kong: Skull Island), Bill Barretta (The Muppets), Victor Yerrid (The Producers), Dorien Davies (Love, Sex and Missed Connections), Julianne Buescher (Mulan), Drew Massey (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Ted Michaels (The Real Old Testament), Colleen Smith (Through the Footsteps of a Madman), Kevin Clash (Muppet Treasure Island)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Brian Henson (The Muppet Christmas Carol), director, producer; Todd Berger (It’s a Disaster), writer; Ben Falcone (The Boss), Jeffrey Hayes (film debut), Jason Lust (Whip It) and Melissa McCarthy (Life of the Party), producers; Christopher Lennertz (Sausage Party), composer; Mitchell Amundsen (CHiPS), cinematographer; Brian Scott Olds (Central Intelligence), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In a world where puppets exist but are seen as inferior to humans, puppet Private Investigator Phil Phillips (Barretta) reunites with his former cop partner Detective Connie Edwards (McCarthy) to solve the murders of several cast members from the 80s television show The Happytime Gang. However, when the evidence points to Phil being the culprit, he and Edwards must work outside the law to catch the killer…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A production that’s been in development for roughly ten years, but made possible thanks to the involvement of Melissa McCarthy, this hybrid of a puppet movie and raunchy crime comedy movie should make for one of the year’s most outrageous and bizarre movies.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

MONDAY 27TH AUGUST 2018