Arrested Development film closer to reality?

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It seems Mitchell Hurtwitz, who created Arrested Development, and his co-executive producer James Vallely are working on a screenplay for a feature version of their short-lived Fox TV series.

There has been much discussion about the possibility of this film ever since the cancellation of the series and Ron Howard (narrator of the show and playing himself in the series finale) suggesting on the show that it might make a good movie.

Hurwitz had said that he would not start writing a film unless all the main actors, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi and Jeffrey Tambor, were committed to the project.

Well, Hurwitz and Vallely are finally moving forward with the writing process. However, scheduling might prove difficult as Bateman, Cera and Arnett’s careers have all exploded since the launch of the show in 2003.

As much as I want to see this film, I can only hope that hilarious and worthwhile script can be put together. And assuming the entire cast agrees to make the film and can fit it into their schedules, how will they explain how much older George Michael and Maeby have gotten?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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