Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Banks, Puppet handler Bill Barretta, and Director Brian Henson tell us about working with puppets in a behind the scenes look at ‘The Happytime Murders’.
In a world where puppets co-exist with humans but are reviled by society and considered inferior, puppet private investigator Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) reunites with his ex-partner Detective Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to find a serial killer who murdered Phil’s brother. The killer is now targeting the cast members of the 1980s television series The Happytime Gang, and Phil’s former flame, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks), is next on the list. It’s up to Phil and Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he’s on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve “The Happytime Murders.”
‘The Happytime Murders’ releases August 24, 2018.