E!'s Kristin Dos Santos brings us more news on the suddenly snowballing Arrested Development movie, including the new information that the film is budgeted at $15 million (around what we'd estimate the theatrical ceiling is for this property, though homevid sales should be killer). However, her most interesting tidbit, divulged to her by a principal cast member wishing to remain anonymous, is what the reaction is to someone (cough Michael Cera cough) who's not so keen on the big screen transfer:
"Yes, it's a go," an Arrested castmember who asked not to be named tells me. "We're all very excited. And it will happen with or without the holdout." Wait a minute...The holdout? Yes, I'm also told exclusively by multiple sources that one of the show's original castmembers has not signed on to the movie... "Yeah, [he or she] might not do it," an actor says of this costar. "However, I do know that we will do the project with or without [him or her]."So who spilled the beans to Dos Santos? Though we want to believe it was a tipsy Jessica Walter (we'd like to believe she never, ever breaks character), Dos Santos has a history of ringing up Jason Bateman for scoop (examples one , two , and three ), and his picture even adorns the post in question. We firmly hope that Bateman can convince his on-screen son that family — not breakfast, nor the possibility of a Superbad 2 payday — is the most important thing.