Jason Bateman might be a familiar face this summer with his two big comedies – Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up – in theaters, but many of his fans just want to know one thing: what the heck is up with the long-rumored Arrested Development movie? ”I have no update at all,” says Bateman. “As far as I know, [creator] Mitchell Hurwitz is working on the script and he wants to start shooting at some point this year. So while I haven’t heard anything new, I haven’t heard anything that would contradict that.”
The television series, which starred Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter as a dysfunctional family, has had a devoted following amongst critics (landing on Time magazine’s list of 100 best TV shows) and fans since it debuted in 2003. And since its cancellation in 2006 fans have been clamoring for all things Bluth – Bateman among them. “The show was a career saver for me,” he says. “And also happened to be the job I’m most proud of, so of course I would want to jump back in there again.”
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