'Arrested Development' movie: On Like Donkey Kong
After much hemming and hawing, Cera has finally caved into realizing his true George Michael Bluth-ness. (aka: the character he's played in every role since "Arrested Development.") His bandwagon jumping marks the last of the main Bluth characters who are ready to roll. Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross all signed on shortly after the announcement of a movie was suggested.
So what was the hold up on young Pauly Bleeker? Cast members are mostly puzzled themselves, however Miss de Rossi says it sounds like it was just a matter of timing for Cera. I say, timing, schmiming. George Michael Bluth made Cera the star he is today, so he best not be thinking he's too good now to return to the banana stand!
As far as the movie hitting the big screen -- no official word on a timeline yet, but it looks promising. According to E! Online: According to insiders, the movie may go as early as the end of the year, if they can put it together in time. Mitchell Hurwitz is writing and directing the script, and Fox Searchlight is the studio.
And, as Ron Howard (the show's narrator) told King of the D-bags, Ryan Seacrest, at the Oscars:
"It's looking very much like we're going to make [the movie], but we've now been asked to stop offering any details. It's cloaked in a little mystery, but it's looking good."
Hallelujah! In the words of Tobias Funke, thank God we didn't overshoot our wad and end up with a mess on our hands. Had this movie not have been made, I would've required the help of an analrapist (an analyst and a therapist).
Here's a clip to thank Cera and remind him of the good ol days ...
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