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Arrested Development Movie Has Half of a Script!

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz was at the TCA press tour today to discuss his new Will Arnett–Keri Russell comedy Running Wilde, and amazingly, he got through an entire news conference without one question about the long-gestating, we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it Arrested movie. So Vulture decided to ask him about it in a smaller Q&A session, and it turns out ... there's some progress! "We're about halfway through" writing the script, Hurwitz said, adding that he has no doubt the movie will get done. Eventually. "We will make this movie," he said. "The only stumbling blocks will be scheduling. Everybody wants to play together." Hurwitz says the movie will have to be shot on a very condensed production schedule, perhaps with a month or less of filming, in order to work around the careers of stars such as Jason Bateman. He's also realistic about its chances of being a box-office blockbuster: "It's not going to be a big moneymaker. It's just going to be a fun family reunion."

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