August 2nd, 2011
11:30 AM ET
The progress on the rumored "Arrested Development" movie seems to be coming along slowly, but surely.
At the Los Angeles premiere of his new comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde, "The Change-Up," Jason Bateman - who starred in the fan favorite series as Michael Bluth - told CNN that at this point, everyone's waiting on the studio to strike a deal with "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz.
"I do know they're getting closer to making the boss' deal and when that gets done we'll be underway," Bateman said. "I hope they give him everything he asks for.”
Back in March, Bateman explained to MTV News that Hurwitz was busily working on a script.
"For the very first time, [Hurwitz] sat me down last week to talk about what he's got and where he's going and what do I think," Bateman said at the time. "As a fan of the show, I was vibrating with excitement that he was pulling me behind the curtain."
And while he didn't spill any plot points back then or last night at his movie's premiere, Bateman has promised that the script, at least, would please fans.
"It's everything you would want it to be and more," he said in March. "I really hope [Hurwitz] finishes soon so we have a shot at doing it before the end of the year."
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