Christophe Beck has been hired to score the family movie The Muppets. The first film featuring Jim Henson’s creatures since 1999’s Muppets from Space is directed by James Bobin and teams up characters including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy with actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones. Segel also co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). Todd and David Lieberman (The Fighter, The Proposal) are producing the project. The film also features numerous cameos by such actors as Emily Blunt, Ricky Gervais, Alan Arkin, Jack Black, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ed Helms, Donald Glover, John Krasinski and Danny Trejo. Previous Muppets movie composers include Hans Zimmer, Ralph Burns, Miles Goodman and Jamshied Sharifian. Walt Disney Records has already announced a soundtrack album for the film to be released on November 22, 2011, but no word yet on if it will contain any of Beck’s score. Bret McKenzie (The Flight of the Conchords) is the movie’s music supervisor and has reportedly written original songs with Jason Segel. Walt Disney Pictures will release The Muppets on November 23. For updates on the film, visit the official movie webpage.

As previously reported, Beck also has the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love coming out this weekend. His other upcoming projects include Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, which is scheduled for a release in November.