What This Means For Your Weekend
There's still no official word of any kind, but things are looking good for the Bluths to return on the big screen!
Kristen from E! Online confirms with Jason Bateman that talks are in place:
Kristen at E! Online was told by Jason Bateman that "the creative minds behind 'Arrested Development' (Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard) have put the wheels in motion toward a major motion picture of the Fox TV comedy so many of us adore. I'm told by insiders that Jason and other Bluth family members have received calls from producers (Hurwitz and Howard) asking if they would be willing to shoot a movie."
"I can confirm that a round of sniffing has started," Bateman said. "Any talk is targeting a poststrike situation, of course. I think, as always, that it's a question of whether the people with the money are willing to give our leader, Mitch Hurwitz, what he deserves for his participation. And I can speak for the cast when I say our fingers are crossed."
And this news was confirmed by Jeffrey Tambor, who said that Ron Howard had contacted him and said they were looking to make the movie happen. The show's legacy and fan following has only increased after its cancellation, the show's stars have established themselves on multiple projects after the show, and Hollywood is currently in love with movies about TV shows, so the prospects for this to take place just look better and better!