Jim Henson Biopic In the Works

Empire Film Group has acquired the rights to Henson, a screenplay based on the life of Jim Henson.
Empire Film Group has plans for a $30 Million Budget with production to begin in the Summer.

The screenplay is an original by Robert D. Slane chronicling Henson's life and achievements.

"This is a major project about an entertainer of legendary stature and worldwide acclaim," said Dean Hamilton-Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group. "The script is superb and should provide a terrific roadmap for a completed film that will satisfy both mainstream audiences and critics. We're very excited about this acquisition and the commercial caliber of this project."

Empire anticipates hiring a major director, such as Penny Marshall. Bornstein will act as Executive Producer, with Empire Home Entertainment President Eric Parkinson producing the film along with Xavier Mitchell.

"Jim Henson is one of the best known and most beloved entertainers of all time," said Parkinson. "His story is inspiring, tragic, heartwarming and epic, and will make for an important and entertaining motion picture. This is the sort of movie that Empire will be pursuing as we build the company into a leading independent studio."
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