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Arrested Development Movie Is A Go
No, really, it is this time.

05 October 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It’s been speculated about so often that we’ve even started to see rumours about it on the back of cereal boxes but, after false alarms galore, Mitch Hurwitz has finally, officially, started work on the screenplay for the long-awaited Arrested Development movie.

Hurwitz, the creator of one of the greatest, most complex and downright barmy sitcoms of all time, will also direct the movie, which should see the continuing adventures of the deeply dysfunctional Bluth family.

The fact that the scripting stage has been announced indicates that the entire original cast has agreed to come back for the movie version, which had been a sticking point for Hurwitz, who had previously said that the movie wouldn’t happen unless the entire principal past – Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, Michael Cera, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, and David Cross – returned.

Previously, it had been reported that Cera, whose movie career has been hugely successful post-series, had been the only hold-out, but although nothing’s official, it would seem that he’s back on board now. And, frankly, that’s simply tremendous news.

Hurwitz will co-write the screenplay with James Vallely, who was co-executive producer on the TV show before it was cancelled after three increasingly brief seasons. Imagine, who produced the show and lent Hurwitz its big boss, Ron Howard, as narrator, will co-produce the movie, along with Fox Searchlight. Let’s hope that the film division of Fox treats Arrested Development better than their TV counterparts.

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sweet. this goes some way to making up for those morons cancelling an excellent tv show in its prime. More

Posted by spamandham at 14:32 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: david cross also confirmed this
Is this the right forum for me to say I didn't really rate Arrested Development? No? OK I'll be off then. Jason Bateman rules though. Teen Wolf 2... great days... More

Posted by David Somerset at 08:55 on 06 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE: david cross also confirmed this
This has made my day! More

Posted by Zool at 23:46 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

david cross also confirmed this
I was recently at a reading/q&a with david cross (for his new book) and he confirmed that all were on board and the only delay was between the writers and the studio. With this annoucement I would assume that the delay has been resolved. Now get to work on that script!!!! More

Posted by blamecanada at 20:09 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

Bob Loblaw's Law Blog?
You really are a mouthful! More

Posted by Ethanial at 20:07 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

What about Scott Baio?
Not a massive fan of the actor but the character name is genius. BOB LOBLAW. Never bettered in the history of TV or cinema. This entire show was LEGEND! I'm over the annoyance of it's cancellation and basking in the exclusivity of the few who knew the Bluths from the beginning. Finally, not sure why Cera took so long to come around - he's continued playing George Michael even ofter the show was cancelled. More

Posted by Johnny Burton at 19:51 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

Screw Will Smith

Posted by markglover7 at 18:09 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

About time!!
Can't wait. Great show. Gob is such a funny bugger More

Posted by hbjatuk at 17:54 on 05 October 2009 | Report This Post

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