Actor Arnett, creator Hurwitz dish about the Arrested Development movie

will-arnettWell, not really.

In one of their famous “this is totally a scoop, no really it is” interviews,‘s Dan Snierson talked to comedian Will Arnett and actually expected him to give out serious details about how much closer the hit Fox TV show “Arrested Development” is to signing a movie deal with a studio and what the script would be like:

“I’m sure I’m not speaking out of turn when I say Christmas Day ’09, 12:01 a.m. is the first show,” [Arnett] shares. “We’re opening on—this is unprecedented—13,000 screens. This is going to be mind-blowing. We start shooting this summer. It’s going to be directed by Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury, I’m not sure how [series creator] Mitch Hurwitz feels about that. Part of the Wall Street bailout is for our budget. We’re getting a bill and a half; because we were a business considered under duress because of the cancellation, blah blah blah, we met federal requirements. And the box office is guaranteed by the FDIC.”


Meanwhile, according to the above graphic by, of the nine-person strong cast and two-person directing/producing team, there are two undecided elements (Portia de Rossi [Lindsay] and Alia Shawkat [Maeby]) and one person who has been revealed by Hurwitz (in a Fancast interview) that he’s not on board to do the movie:

So what of the rumors that new dad Will Arnett and shiny movie star Michael Cera are the only two remaining holdouts?

“I don’t want to talk about who is holding out right now because we might still work that out and I don’t want to pressure anyone through the press,” said Hurwitz. “Although I will say that Will Arnett is gung-ho, so there’s a big clue!”

If that’s what Hurwitz calls “not pressuring someone through the press,” I’d hate to see what he does consider pressure to be.

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 07:01 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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