• Tue, Aug 16 2011

Rumor Has It the ‘Arrested Development’ Movie Will Have a Really Meta Plot

There’s good news on the horizon for Arrested Development fans! According to a source at Screen Rant, Fox and Mitch Hurwitz should be announcing the plot of the movie in the next few weeks. And until the official announcement, there’s also a big rumor (from the same source) that the movie will be incredibly self-referential. Here’s a hint: Who liked the arc where Tobias played George Sr. in a movie about the Bluths?

That’s right: We could be looking at a movie within a movie. Here’s the rumored synopsis, allegedly from the mouth of one of the show’s stars:

Ron Howard is making a movie about the Bluths using an A-List cast. But Dr. Tobias plays himself because nobody wants to play him in the movie. The Bluths decide to make their own movie in contention with Ron Howard’s.

The series finale did see Maeby (Alia Shawkat) pitching her family’s story as a TV show to Ron Howard, who told her he thought it would work better as a movie. And of course Maeby has her contacts in Hollywood from her stint as a teenage producer.

Honestly, it would be really fantastic for a movie that revolves around Maeby. She emerged as one of the show’s most hilarious characters, with her attention-grabbing schemes. Whereas the comedy around George Michael (Michael Cera) happened because his dad Michael (Jason Bateman) was too smothering, Maeby suffered from absolutely no attention from her parents (Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

The only part that sounds odd is the Bluths making a movie in response to the Hollywood biopic. That would fit for GOB (Will Arnett), considering his flair for performance; and you know that Lucille would have some zingers for the camera. It just sounds a little forced.

But like we said, in just a few weeks this rumor should be debunked or verified. We’re only asking that they bring back Annyong, Franklin, and Gene Parmesan!

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