Happy time Murders: Learn the ‘True Hollywood Story’ of The Happytime Gang
STX Films has released an extensive clip today for their upcoming comedy film The Happytime Murders, featuring the infamous The Happytime Gang. Shot in the vein of True Hollywood Stories, the clip introduces us to certain members of the Happytime crew and tells the audience why we should care about these puppets. Make sure you check out the clip below and let us know your thoughts!
No Sesame. All Street.Set in Los Angeles, The Happytime Murders explores a world where humans and puppets coexist. Like most humans, puppets run the gamut of personalities, occupations, interests, and vices. Although puppets are living among humans, they are still viewed as second-class citizens during discrimination, bigotry, and violence as they attempt to find their place in the world, living with as much dignity as possible even though they’re stuffed with fluff. In the film, two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.
The film stars Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Kitchen), Maya Rudolph (The Good Place, Forever) Joel McHale (Community), and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect). The action comedy was directed by Brian Henson from a screenplay by Todd Berger. Henson, Jeff Hayes, McCarthy, and Ben Falcone are the producers.
The Happytime Murders will debut in theaters on August 24.