Michael Cera Officially On Board for Arrested Development Movie?
Since Jeffrey Tambor (aka George Bluth Sr.) said without equivocation last November that an "Arrested Development" feature film "is a go," we've been hesitant to report on details surrounding the project. Despite Tambor's confidence, there has been wave after wave of rumor surrounding the Bluth family's big screen debut. The latest news is centered on Michael Cera, who reportedly has been the lone holdout from the series' original cast. The prospect of an "Arrested Development" film with no George-Michael Bluth is enough to cast doubt on the entire project. So should we believe E!'s inside source claiming that Cera has finally signed on? And if we do, does that mean all this speculation can finally be put to rest?
Personally, I'm still cautious about all this. Even at the Oscars, director Ron Howard guardedly said, "it's looking very much like we're going to make [it]." And Tambor said recently that "the script is not finished," but the film is "very, very probable." All of this flirting isn't doing anything positive for the project, not to mention Cera's reputation - I believe the term "diva" has been tossed around as of late to describe the actor's unwillingness to commit. But the best bit of recent news about the potential film, if you ask me, is Howard's follow up comment, "we've now been asked to stop offering any details." Hallelujah! We'll report back when the film actually starts shooting, which "may [be] as early as the end of the year."