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Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in an FBI Wedding Comedy

Jason Bateman has signed on to direct his third feature film following Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang costarring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. According to Deadline, Bateman will star and direct the currently untitled FBI/wedding-themed comedy originally written by David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives, Boardwalk Empire) and Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) with The Pest's David Bar Katz tapped to rewrite the script. While there are no further details on the film's plot, this news follows Bateman's other recently announced projects, including a Horrible Bosses sequel and comedy-drama with Tina Fey This Is Where I Leave You due out September 19th.

There Are Lots of Bad Words in This 'Bad Words' Trailer

Here's the red band trailer for Bad Words, starring Jason Bateman as a 40-year old high school dropout who takes advantage of a National Spelling Bee loophole, and in turn, the innocence and earnest desire to succeed of many children. Bad Words also stars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris, and Philip Baker Hall and makes Bateman's directorial debut, set to open on March 21.

Watch Sudeikis, Bateman, Forte, and Helms in the New Mumford & Sons Music Video

Here's a new video for the Mumford & Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer," featuring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and a Will Forte with a gross Mumford & Sons-looking beard.

And Now the Review of One of the Greatest Comedies of All Time Which Had No Choice But to Try to Change the Game: It's 'Arrested Development' Season Four

The adjectives "interesting" and "weird" mostly exist to be placeholders for how you actually felt about something you couldn't completely understand at first. Sometimes the real feelings will come to you as you heat up something in the microwave a few minutes later; other times it takes a day or two for you to start to be able to properly articulate what you had just seen, several microwaved meals later. Even if the delayed final review of the book, movie, or TV show was "oh, it sucked," it still gets credit for occupying your brain for an extended period of time: that interesting, weird thing took over your life.

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Jason Bateman Says the 'Arrested Development' Movie Is At Least a Year or a Year and a Half Away

While 15 new episodes of Arrested Development are set to debut on Netflix on May 26th, there's still no deal in place for the movie that the new episodes set up, and according to Jason Bateman, it's going to be at least a year or a year and a half. While promoting his new movie Disconnect, Bateman told movie site I Am Rogue that the Netflix episodes ask "a bunch of questions that then the movie answers, so it's kind of a package. Unfortunately, there's probably gonna be about a year, maybe a year-and-a-half gap between the two, so you'll end up having to watch these episodes [...]

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman Are Mourning Siblings in the Trailer for 'This Is Where I Leave You'

Here's the trailer for the comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, based on the 2010 Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name that stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, and more and looks pretty good if you like the idea of Tina Fey punching Dax Shepard in the face (or heartwarming dramedies about death and family — whichever).

A Look at The Cast of 'Arrested Development' On 'Inside the Actors Studio'

Tonight on Bravo, the case of Arrested Development will sit down with one of their own when they join James Lipton aka Warden Gentles on his long-running Inside the Actors Studio. Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz sat down to talk about the series, and in particular, its distinctive repetition of names. Below, a story about the show's sneaky casting techniques, its bare bones production, and a visit from GOB. 

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: It Gets Better / Off The Hook / Blockheads

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that have covered a few episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. Each of the articles have been written from the persepctive of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with gradually widening comprehension of the season's convoluted, Inception-depth storylines. However, since we've finally reached the end of the season, feel free to comment with any jokes or [...]

53 More 'Arrested Development' Jokes You Probably Missed

Last year, we released a list of "53 Arrested Development Jokes You Probably Missed," and with the long-awaited new season set to debut on Netflix this Sunday at midnight, what better time to crank out another new list of hidden jokes from the show? Arrested Development is so dense that there are enough subtle gags, callbacks, and references to fill a dozen of these lists. So, if you're cramming the show's first three seasons in before the fourth premieres this weekend, keep an eye out for these sneaky bits of comedy including Oscar Bluth's accidental prison race riot and the Iraqi version of T.G.I. Friday's.

Jason Bateman "Thought Seriously" About Hosting a Talk Show Last Year

GQ has a long interview with Jason Bateman out today, in which he discusses Arrested Development and other stuff that's not Arrested Development, like whether he'd ever like to host a talk show. Here was Bateman's response:

"That's interesting, I was just talking about that. Without getting too specific about it, because I can't, I've thought seriously about it as recently as last year. Having just come back from doing a week of talk shows last week [to promote Identity Thief], I was talking to [my wife] Amanda about, in twenty years—when the girls go to college and we can finally move to New York, which is what [...]

Jason Bateman Gleefully Gets Away with Rule-Breaking in 'Bad Words'

Bad Words, an inappropriate exercise in audacity starring Jason Bateman, works exceedingly well if you'd laugh at a full-grown adult with life experience and a job stealing candy from a baby. Appalling, you say! Never, you say! Now imagine the adult swiping that lollipop, laughing in that baby's face, and moonwalking away. Even if you don't agree with the act, you have to admire their spirit.

More than confidently-directed by Bateman, Bad Words (his feature directorial debut) follows Guy Trilby, a casually mean but focused adult entrant to the national spelling bee — yes, the one usually meant for children. The setup is quick and painless for all but the parents [...]

Details Behind the Bateman/Sudeikis/Forte/Helms Mumford & Sons Video Revealed

On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a super funny music video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte; and today, The LA Times caught up with the video's director, Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) for a look behind the scenes. Here are some bullet point facts about it:

  • The video was shot in one day in April on a Southern California movie ranch called Golden Oak Ranch.
  • The actors offered to work for free, but they had to be paid hundreds of dollars because of Screen Actors Guild minimums.
  • Director Sam Jones pitched the video [...]

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: A New Start / Double Crossers

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that will cover two episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. These articles will be written from the perspective of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with no knowledge of future reveals or plot twists. That said, there may be some discussion of running gags or seemingly throwaway jokes, which, given the show's reputation, may very well [...]

NBC's 'Bates Motel' (Or, 'Extreme Makeover: Hitchcock Edition')

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

25 years before A&E’s Bates Motel, there was NBC’s Bates Motel. However, instead of following the origins of Norman Bates, this made-for-TV movie tracks the grand re-opening of the infamous hostel. Filled to the brim with such Psycho staples as camp, interior design, and commentary on the death of [...]