Hopefully this isn’t another con from the Bluth family.
The heavily-anticipated film adaptation of the cult TV series has just gotten a small update from one of its key players, actor Will Arnett. For those unfamiliar with the show, Arnett plays a struggling magician who is a member of the uber dysfunctional Bluth Family. The show (and later the film), includes actors like Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi and David Cross.
Speaking to MTV News, Arnett offered a few words on the status of the project. He said:
“There’s no script as of right now, but it’s something that Mitch [Hurwitz] is actively working on and getting ready for, and we’re hoping to start shooting by the end of the year. I know that’s one of the goals. There are a lot of pieces that have to come together. There are what, like, nine cast members plus various people like Mitch and [producer and narrator] Ron Howard, and everybody kind of has to get their brain around this one delicious souffle.”
Other than what Arnett has dished out, the “souffle” hasn’t made too much progress in recent months. Michael Cera finally signed on to play his character George-Michael (possibly the penultimate of Cera roles), and Ron Howard expressed interest in the project a couple months back.
Concerning the media’s attention on the film, Arnett said something that couldn’t be more true. “God, I’ve never known a movie whose ever step of development has been as closely followed,” he said. “This movie’s gonna be such a disaster.”