The Morning Read (2.25.09) Michael Cera still George Michael, Gondry on 'Hornet,' and Roizman flips out
Yesterday's Morning Read got sacrificed to my "Watchmen" review, but that just means we'll have twice as much to discuss today... right?
And it is indeed a busy morning. Just checking the headlines here at HitFix, it's obvious that a lot is happening out there.
Matt Damon, for example, is set to star in a Philip K. Dick-inspired SF film called "The Adjustment Bureau," which will be written and directed by George Nolfi if a studio picks it up to shoot this summer.
Also hunting for a home is a new Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy called "The B Team," set to be directed by Adam McKay. Our article claims that Wahlberg has never starred in an overt comedy before. Obviously someone on the HitFix staff has never seen "The Happening." And speaking of Ferrell, did you see him on the second episode of "East Bound And Down"? Dear god. That show is like something I dreamed while screwed on cough syrup, and I treasure every second of it.
Michael Cera is in for the "Arrested Development" movie? Wow. I wish I thought the movie was neccessary. As much as I liked the show... no, scratch that. As much as I loved the show, I thought they actually did an amazing job of wrapping it up at the end of the series, and I'm not sure a feature film will be the right way to revisit the particular sensibility that made the show so great. Part of what I loved was the way jokes would pay off two, three, or even ten episodes after a set-up. Still, I love the show, love the cast, and I hope they blow my mind with whatever they're cooking up.
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