Jason Bateman on “Arrested Development:” No News Is Good News

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    Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis star as three friends who decided to kill their bosses. Opens July 8. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Much like Buster Bluth incessantly crying for Mother, fans are contently hounding the entire cast of “Arrested Development” over any new detail about the long-rumored movie.

    This time around, it’s Jason Bateman. Though he has two movies due out this summer (“The Change-Up” and “Horrible Bosses), the question on every fan’s lips is the same: update, now!

    But Bateman isn’t privy to any top-secret information. At least, he doesn’t give anything away. “I have no update at all,” he said.

    “As far as I know,” Bateman told Entertainment Weekly, “[creator] Mitchell Hurwitz is working on the script and he wants to start shooting at some point this year.”

    No news, though, is good news. “While I haven’t heard anything new,” Bateman said, “I haven’t heard anything what would contradict that.”

    Bateman said that playing the neurotic but essentially good Michael Bluth on the show was a “career saver,” and the role he’s “most proud of.”

    Here’s hoping he can be proud again.

    Selected Reading: EW, YouTube