Empire Film Group, Inc. has recently purchased the film production and distribution rights to Henson. According to Market Wire, Robert D. Slane wrote the original screenplay that chronicles the life and times of puppeteer, filmmaker and entertainment mogul Jim Henson.

Henson will cover the life of Jim Henson, from his early fascination with television as a teenager, through his spectacular career and lifetime achievements. Empire is planning on hiring a major director, such as Penny Marshall, and hopes to attract notable stars to cast in key roles.

Production for the Jim Henson Biopic is scheduled to begin in late summer.