Michael Cera hasn't done much talking on the Arrested Development movie since he notoriously said he "doesn't see a need for it." That's fine, though: onscreen dad Jason Bateman is happy to talk for him.
Despite the fact that nearly every cast member has signed on (though we're still waiting for Portia De Rossi to finish restocking Ellen's green room with votive candles so she can issue an official announcement) and creator Mitchell Hurwitz says he can't proceed in writing a script until he knows whether Cera will commit, the actor has remained indecisive, Bateman said at TCA.
"I think you really have to get him on the phone to get his answer about whether he's going to come back and do it or not. I know he's thinking about it, and we're all awaiting some finality to that."
"I do feel bad that people are a little misinformed about what's going on with him," Bateman said. "He's certainly not said that he won't do it. I think he's, you know, Michael is clearly the guy that has come out of 'Arrested Development' with a very, very big plate. And so I think he's trying to really give some responsible thought to what makes sense for him to do with his career.
"The guy's 20 years old and I'm sure he doesn't want to screw up this opportunity, and trying to figure out whether an 'Arrested Development' film would be right for him and his future, I think, again, he's just trying to give responsible time to that decision. And he may or may not have come to a decision. I really can't speak to that."
If Cera hasn't come to a decision, he might be forced to after a rabid Sundance press pack accosts him over the next week. There have been many times in history when a fine, upstanding Bluth was pressed into service because the members of his family demanded it; Michael, we ask you, what's one more?