Arrested Development: The Movie?


Seems to be a rumor floating around, that started when Jeffrey Tambor (who played the eldest Bluth) dropped a nugget alluding to a possible movie.? Besides the inherent uncertainty on claiming truth out of rumor, heresay, and conjecture (yay internets!), Jason Bateman has confirmed with E! that talks have been ongoing to bring the critically-loved and little seen show to the big screen, though in the show’s defense everyone I know watched and loved it to death.

It’s just that the large population who made Everybody Loves Raymond a hit didn’t make Arrested Development a hit.? Because everyone I know did, in fact, not love Raymond.

“I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started,” Bateman says. “Any talk is targeting a poststrike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it’s a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed.”

Jeffrey Tambor also revealed on?XM Radio’s the Ron and Fez Show that he has been approached by Ron Howard to see if he’s willing to do an Arrested film. (You can hear that interview below.)

For the record, both Jason and Jeffrey’s answers were: Hells yeah. And I hear from other sources that other castmembers were called and that everyone seems to be very much on board and excited by the prospect.

Insiders also tell me that while creator Mitch Hurwitz does not yet have a script, he has a good, solid understanding of what he’d like to do for the movie, and Universal is very much interested.

And so it seems that a few good?wait, no, outrageously amazing?things just might come out of this unfortunate writers’ strike, as the creative minds in this town have had time to pause, regroup and think about their dream projects.

And an Arrested movie is a pretty great dream, is it not?

You’ve got to wonder now that Michael Cera’s star has shot through the moon, if this movie would actually attract a larger audience.? As comedies go, this one was stellar with great actors and great writers.? The only problem I have with something like this is that the show itself ended on such a great note, that it would be hard to bring it back even on the big screen.? If you’ve seen the ending you know what I mean.

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