I used four question marks in that headline to indicate that blogs have been using speculative, Arrested-Development-movie stories to build their traffic for three years now, and today’s non-news is no different. (Last we heard, the script was half written. It might happen, it might not.) But as my father always said, why let some other pantless assh*le in his mom’s basement steal money that could be yours?
Hold the football for me, MTV:
Bateman said he plans to rope Aniston into the “Arrested Development” flick.
“Yeah, actually, there’s a real good part for her in the ‘Arrested Development’ movie,” Bateman told MTV News on Saturday (August 7). Aniston and Bateman have been spending a lot of time together as co-stars in both “The Switch,” a rom-com about a sperm donor mix-up, and the upcoming flick, “Horrible Bosses.”
“There’s no offers on this one. She’s gonna have to sing for her supper,” Bateman said. “I don’t know, we’ll see if she’s available. She’s busy. She’s pretty famous; I don’t know if you’ve heard of her. She’s pretty backed up. Hopefully the guy who’s in charge will like her for that part because I’m going to suggest her.”
I feel bad for reporting such non-news (which Bateman already admitted was just him thinking aloud), which is why I included the trailer for Bateman/Aniston’s The Switch, formerly The Baster. You’d never guess this script was based on a Jeffrey Eugenides short story and once upon a time made The Black List. At this point I can only assume that the development process just means adding lots of clichés. Will the platonic best friends finally decide they love each other?? Will the precocious child act hilariously adult-like?? Will glib friends offer sage advice?? Only time will tell! My favorite part is when Jason Bateman looks down at his wiener in order to communicate that he has an idea, and that the idea involves his wiener. We never would’ve picked up on that otherwise.
[Trailer also available in non-embeddable form over at Apple]