Arrested Development Movie Is Happening, But Nobody Has Called Judy Greer Yet
For the last five years, whenever any actor who was in the Bluth family on Arrested Development has given an interview, they've inevitably been asked about the movie and said a variation on the same thing: "We all want it to happen, and they're working on a script now." That promise got a little more solid a few weeks ago, when creator Mitch Hurwitz and the entire cast announced before a live audience that they were making both a prequel TV show and, finally, a movie. And while the entire Bluth family was there onstage to guarantee they'd be in it, there was one very important person missing: Kitty, George Sr.'s loyal assistant.
OK, so there are a lot of other side characters from the show's run who really need to make a come back, from Bob Loblaw to Gene Parmesan to Lucille 2. But since I talked to Kitty herself, Judy Greer, today about her new movie The Descendants, it seemed worth checking to see if Kitty would make a return. As it turns out, even Greer doesn't quite know:
No one's talked to me about it, but 100 years ago when they first cancelled the show and they were talking about making the movie, Mitch was like, 'Oh my god, of course you're going to be involved.' My answer is yes, but I might be lying about that.
She went on to tell me that she really wants to "put it out there" that she'll be in the movie, so she gave me the very unequivocal but tongue-in-cheek answer: "The movie's happening, and I'm in it." Of course, what that really means is "Mitch Hurwitz, call this woman!" How can you bring back the Bluth family and not "say goodbye to these!" Kitty, whose anarchic presence in George Sr.'s life would clearly be welcome even when catching up with the characters 10 years later. Plus, Greer is more famous now than ever, especially given her role in the soon-to-be-huge The Descendants, so why not add a little extra starpower for good measure?
Now it's on everybody else to ask Charlize Theron, Liza Minnelli, James Lipton Scott Baio, Carl Weathers and anyone else they can think of if they'll be returning, and have them put the heat on Hurwitz. Sure, it might result in a movie that's nothing but guest appearances-- but in a way, I'd be fine with that.
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