Arrested Development film to shoot in Ypsilanti?

I think it’s an incredible long shot, but, when my friend Arun told me today that Michael Cera, the last remaining holdout for the long-awaited Arrested Development feature film, had signed-on, my first thought was that maybe, somehow, we might be able to lure the production here to Ypsi. I know it’s a reach, seeing as how we have neither the West coast sunshine, nor the marina backdrop that viewers of the ground-breaking sitcom have come to expect, but we do have a local man with a fleet of Segways, which I’m sure he would make available to Gob, and, of course, there are those aggressive incentives for producers bringing projects to Michigan. And, there’s really no reason it couldn’t be a road movie. Maybe it already is… I haven’t seen a script.

What if this is the storyline… The patriarch of the Bluth family, George Bluth Sr, a real estate developer, decides to gamble the last remaining dollars of the family fortune on a brownfield condo complex to be built in a depressed Midwestern town. The family loads up the frozen banana stand on the back of the stair car, and heads east in search of redemption… If that’s the plot, there’s nowhere better for them to shoot in the entire world than the 38 acres of pure, unadulterated fail known as Water Street.

So, why don’t you start writing letters, while I try to find an address for series creator Mitchell Hurwitz? Seriously, I think we can do this.

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  1. Mike
    Posted February 26, 2009 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    For all you will Arnett fans, enjoy

  2. Paw
    Posted February 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t ’38 Acres of Fail’ the name of Russel Crowe’s band?

  3. Director
    Posted February 26, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Lights, Camera, Action!

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