“Arrested Development” fans, prepare yourselves for a very blue update.
We’ve been waiting for this movie ever since its insanely premature cancellation back in 2006, but five years have passed and show creator Mitch Hurwitz has yet to get the Bluth gang back together. It’s gotten to the point where everybody involved with that show fields an “Arrested” question almost every five minutes, and when we spoke with actor David Cross about the project at the Independent Spirit Awards last night, the erstwhile Tobias Fünke gave us the answers we were expecting, but not hoping for.
“I have no idea, I have no idea, I have no idea, I have no idea,” he told MTV News about the status of “Arrested Development” before we could even get the question out of our mouths. But when we pointed out that Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard have suggested that the “Arrested” movie could kick off in 2011, Cross remained unconvinced.
“That’s fine! Show me,” he declared. “There’s, like, nine people involved, so I’ll believe it when I see it.”
And he’s not talking about believing in the project once a script and a contract comes across his desk: “Not even when I’m standing there shooting it. Not even when it’s wrapped. Not even when I’m going to do [additional dialogue recording]. Not even when I’m at the theater and it’s playing. The next day, that’s when I’ll believe it.”
So, have we seen the last of the never-nude analrapist (that’s analyst and therapist combined, you pervs)? Well, we were hoping to report that Cross was cautiously optimistic, but… “I’m not even cautiously. I’m realistically optimistic, which is to say, not that optimistic.”
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