Arrested Development movie gets closer

New deal struck in Hollywood

The planned film version of Arrested Development has become a step closer to reality.

Creator Mitch Hurwitz and producer Ron Howard have closed a deal for a feature film, according to reports from the US.

Stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor have frequently said that a feature adaptation is in the works.

But now the Hollywood Reporter says a deal has been struck for Hurwitz to write the film and direct, with the help of Howard.

The series ran from 2003 to 2006 to great critical acclaim, but struggled to find viewers, and it was eventually cancelled. In the final episode, Howard, playing himself, heard the Bluth TV family pitch their story as a possible movie.

The series was shown on BBC Two in the UK.

Published: 24 Nov 2008

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