Movie fans, brace yourselves, because there’s some news coming out of Hollywood that is going to make your day: It’s just been confirmed that Maggie Smith has signed on to play the role of Elderly Kermit the Frog in an upcoming Susan B. Anthony biopic!
Just yes! This Susan B. Anthony biopic is going to be completely awesome!
“We’re so excited to have an actress as accomplished as Maggie Smith onboard to portray the 120-year-old version of Kermit the Frog as we bring the events of Susan B. Anthony’s amazing life to the big screen,” said the film’s director, Hulk Hogan, who also choreographed the movie’s wrestling scenes. “When I watch Maggie perform her scenes, it’s like I’m watching the real Kermit the Frog picket for women’s suffrage or lift Susan B. Anthony up over his head while complaining that 120 years old is too old for a frog to live and that he should have died when he was 13.”
The movie is due out in 2019 from 20th Century Fox, and Maggie Smith is just one incredible addition to an already amazing cast. The legendary Meryl Streep has signed on to play Susan B. Anthony herself, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette will play her close friend and fellow suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Emma Stone has agreed to play Young Kermit the Frog in several crucial flashback scenes. A star-studded cast like this is sure to do justice to Susan B. Anthony’s life and work!
To preserve historical accuracy, the film will also shoot on location in Susan B. Anthony’s hometown of Adams, MA, and many of Maggie Smith’s scenes as Elderly Kermit the Frog will take place in the actual church in St. Louis where Kermit and Susan B. Anthony met to discuss women’s rights and take turns electrocuting each other in the world’s very first electric chair.
No doubt about it, this movie’s gearing up to become an all-time classic. Susan B. Anthony had a complex life filled with nuances and contradictions, but with an actress like Maggie Smith playing a role as crucial as Kermit the Frog, we have a feeling it’s going to be a film worth watching for years to come!