Michael Bluth joins the Fresh Prince in TONIGHT, HE COMES!!!
Published at: Jan. 9, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my first Jason Bateman related post since I finished the last season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Of course I loved it and wish I wasn't so Tardy McLatepants when it comes to 99% of TV, so I could have joined the fight to keep it on the air.
But I can talk about Bateman's career upswing. I've covered him in MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM a few times and now he's just been added to the cast of the best dirty title big studio movie ever, TONIGHT, HE COMES, alongside Will Smith. Charlize Theron is also still in talks with Columbia to co-star, which would mean a mini-Season 3 reunion for her and Bateman.
The flick is about a middle-aged superhero (Smith) who's down on his luck. His fans are disillusioned, his life crumbling. Enter Bateman as a PR man who works to bring Smith's superhero character back to his prime, all the while Smith is putting moves on Bateman's wife.
Peter Berg (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, VERY BAD THINGS, THE RUNDOWN) directs.