Mitch Hurwitz to Direct 'The Boss of It All' Based on Foreign Comedy
by Ethan Anderton
February 22, 2011
While fans are waiting for an "Arrested Development" film to manifest itself, series creator Mitch Hurwitz will likely make his feature directorial debut with a different comedy. The Wrap reports Hurwitz is working with Imagine Entertainment to develop The Boss of It All, a remake of the Norwegian comedy Direktoren For Det Hele. Directed by Lars von Trier, the original story follows the owner of a small IT company who pretends there's another boss above him in order to more easily break bad news to his employees. However, the plan runs into problems when he sells the company and the new owner wants to meet the made-up boss.
In order to get around this problem, the company owner decides to hire a failed actor to play the boss and hilarity ensues. Apparently the project has been in development for over a year, but the producers are still waiting to get a script online together. I guess it's not clear if this film could actually get off the ground before an "Arrested Development" feature, but with all the rumblings and rumors circling the TV-to-film adaptation, I'm not sure anyone knows. Emma Forrest is attached to write the screenplay, so it will probably be awhile before we hear anymore development news on this project. Still, here's hoping at least some of the cast of "Arrested Development" shows up in this new comedy. Interested?