It’s been almost six months since we’ve written about our favorite show, Arrested Development. (Rest in peace.) Isn’t it about time we check in and see how Hollywood is treating the Bluth-family men?
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth)
The Bluth scion has been busy: He joins Jamie Foxx as a counterterrorism agent in The Kingdom (Sept. 28) and stars with Dustin Hoffman in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (Nov. 16). Next year, he’ll play a publicist in Will Smith’s superhero comedy Tonight, He Comes.
David Cross (Tobias Fünke)
Aspiring actor Tobias would be so jealous: Cross has a role in the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, featuring Heath Ledger. In addition to voicing characters in several animated films, Cross will star in The Grand, an improv comedy that takes place during a real poker tournament.
Tony Hale (Buster Bluth)
Look for Hale’s return to comedy with NBC’s sitcom Andy Barker, P.I. (premiering March 15). He plays a video-store clerk who hangs with Andy Richter’s accountant-turned-gumshoe. Hale will also lend his unmistakable voice to next year’s ‘toon The Tale of Despereaux.
Will Arnett (Gob Bluth)
Arnett hopes to put Let’s Go to Prison behind him with two Will Ferrell flicks: March’s Blades of Glory and 2008’s b-ball comedy Semi-Pro. He’ll likewise lean on his friends at SNL, costarring with Andy Samberg in Hot Rod (June 1) and Will Forte in The Brothers Solomon (Aug. 31).
Jeffrey Tambor (George Bluth)
Jail time seemed a more appealing alternative to watching Tambor’s NBC sitcom Twenty Good Years. With that show canceled, Tambor is back on film: He appears in Anthony Hopkins’ writer-director debut, Slipstream, and will begin shooting Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy 2 this spring.
Michael Cera (George Michael Bluth)
The youngest Bluth gets over his Charlie Brown-like melancholy by playing a party- loving high schooler in the comedy Superbad (Aug. 17). After that, he comes of age as a teenage father-to-be in the dramedy Juno, starring Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page.