Excited for the potential Arrested Development movie? (Not you, Michael Cera.) A brand-new casting breakdown and release date would appear to confirm its production, but there's an unfortunate twist.
Several tipsters sent us the following casting notice, which just went out over the wires:
"THE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
FEATURE FILM" SAG
PROD CO: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT PRODS
SHOOT: 1ST WEEK OF MAY
[GOLDSTONE] An appealing Caucasian man in his late 20s to early 30s. Goldstone is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama who is frustrated with his stalled acting career and desperate to get it onto the fast track. He meets life head on with fearless determination. He is an optimist, a problem solver and a go-getter. Goldstone is intelligent and charming, well bred, reliable and good at heart. He is in a long-term relationship and is very committed and faithful. But, he has a dark side - he can be almost ruthless in his ambition to succeed, self-centered and brutally hard on others as well as himself. Willing to pay SAG Low Budget Rates for this role.
As visions of a Manhattan-set romp danced in our heads (with a brand-new supporting character that surely would befriend struggling actor Tobias), we did a little more digging and discovered that the project was set to be directed by unknown Stephen Marro, not Mitch Hurwitz or Ron Howard as previously rumored. And what's the last credit on Marro's IMDb resume? A short film entitled (yup) Arrested Development, with Jonathon Schaech as "Goldstone." Now, when Marro's feature-length adaptation of his short corrals a very confused Jeffrey Tambor, we'll know exactly what went wrong.