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bret mckenzie musical Muppets Musician Bret McKenzie Developing Fantasy MusicalAngela Weiss/Getty

Bret McKenzie is a busy guy, hard at work on the music for the Muppets sequel “Muppets Most Wanted” and promoting his role in the Keri Russell rom-com “Austenland.” While those commitments are currently at the top of his priority list, the Oscar-winning multi-hyphenate tells Collider that there’s one other project he wants to pursue.

McKenzie revealed that he’s currently collaborating with… Continue reading 'Muppets' Musician Bret McKenzie Developing Fantasy Musical

Bret McKenzie has come a very long way — after proving he was worth his elf salt in “Lord of the Rings,” he went onto become one half of the most popular New Zealand folk comedy duo and is up for an Oscar for his catchy tune, “Man or Muppet.” He’s also the lead in a feature film, but… this one feels a bit off the path of success.

In his… Continue reading Bret McKenzie Stars In 'Two Little Boys,' New Zealand's 'Dumb And Dumber'?

bret m muppets 02 Oscar Worthy: Its Time to Play the Music with The Muppets  Bret McKenzieOlder fans will fondly remember Kermit the Frog taking to the stage and performing “The Rainbow Connection” during the 1980 Academy Awards when The Muppet Movie was nominated for Best Original Song. 22 years later, the same category is the The Muppets best chance at Oscar gold.

ComingSoon.net spoke with the film’s music supervisor, Bret McKenzie (himself responsible for writing “Life’s a Happy Song”, “Me Party”, “Let’s… Continue reading Oscar Worthy: It's Time to Play the Music with The Muppets ' Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie Joins The Hobbit

“Flight of the Conchords” star Bret McKenzie has joined the cast of The Hobbit , which is now filming in New Zealand.

Variety says that McKenzie will play Lindir, an Elf of Rivendell. He previously made brief appearances in the first and third films in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. His father, Peter McKenzie, played the role of Elendil in “Lord of the Rings.”

The two “Hobbit” films, both… Continue reading Bret McKenzie Joins The Hobbit