Development no longer arrested
- November 13, 2008 11:44 AM |
- By Arts Online
Michael (Jason Bateman, right) meets Nellie Bluth (guest star and sister Justine Bateman) in an episode of Arrested Development. (Isabella Vosmikova/Fox Broadcasting/Associated Press)
It looks like the fictional TV show Scandalmakers will turn into a real-life movie! And Tobias (David Cross) won't have to play his father-in-law George Bluth Sr. this time. Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who played the elder Bluth in cancelled TV comedy Arrested Development, has finally confirmed that long-standing rumours about a cinematic spin-off of the show are true.
A interviewer (who, strangely enough, sounded like a Narduwar doppelganger) talked to Tambor at a party for the Blu-Ray release of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army on Wednesday. Asked whether he was sick of fielding questions about a potential Arrested Development movie, Tambor said no, because the production is going ahead.
"Actually, this week I talked to [series creator] Mitch Hurwitz, so we're doing it," Tambor said. "When the writer/director/executive producer calls you it's a pretty good sign."
Arrested Development came to an abrupt end when Fox canned the cult show in the middle of its third season. "We want to close that, we want to bring that all to fruition," said Tambor.
Good for them -- especially since it seems that fans aren't the only ones who need closure when it comes to the beloved corporate family that's fallen from grace. Perhaps once he seals this chapter of his life, Michael Cera can finally stop playing George Michael in every single movie he makes.
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