Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
"Hated It": Josh Brolin Talks ‘Jonah Hex,’ Says They Reshot 66 Pages In 12 Days "Hated It": Josh Brolin Talks ‘Jonah Hex,’ Says They Reshot 66 Pages In 12 Days Stay In Your Seats, There Will Be 2 Post-Credit Scenes In 'Deadpool' Stay In Your Seats, There Will Be 2 Post-Credit Scenes In 'Deadpool' Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Watch: First Trailer For 'Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates' With Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick & Aubrey Plaza Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More 'Deadpool' Soundtrack Features Salt-N-Pepa, DMX, Wham!, And More 'Deadpool' Soundtrack Features Salt-N-Pepa, DMX, Wham!, And More The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Peter Serafinowicz Has A Part In The (Never-Happening) 'Arrested Development' Movie

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist February 4, 2011 at 2:59AM

Will Now Spend The Rest Of His Life Saying 'It's Still Being Written' In InterviewsIf you're not familiar with Peter Serafinowicz, rest assured, he's a very, very funny man. First coming to prominence as the voice of Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace," the actor spent years cropping up in the best of British comedies like "Spaced," "Black Books" and "Look Around You," as well as a major supporting role in "Shaun of the Dead." In recent years, however, he's gone from strength to strength; with his absurdist sketch show "The Peter Serafinowicz Show" becoming a cult hit (watch a highlight below), he's started to make waves in the US, providing most of the few laughs in the Vince Vaughn/Jon Favreau vehicle "Couples Retreat," and consistently stealing the show in "Running Wilde," the now canceled sitcom from "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz.
4

Will Now Spend The Rest Of His Life Saying 'It's Still Being Written' In Interviews



If you're not familiar with Peter Serafinowicz, rest assured, he's a very, very funny man. First coming to prominence as the voice of Darth Maul in "The Phantom Menace," the actor spent years cropping up in the best of British comedies like "Spaced," "Black Books" and "Look Around You," as well as a major supporting role in "Shaun of the Dead." In recent years, however, he's gone from strength to strength; with his absurdist sketch show "The Peter Serafinowicz Show" becoming a cult hit (watch a highlight below), he's started to make waves in the US, providing most of the few laughs in the Vince Vaughn/Jon Favreau vehicle "Couples Retreat," and consistently stealing the show in "Running Wilde," the now canceled sitcom from "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz.

He's got more big-screen roles on the way, including the Neil Patrick Harris indie comedy "The Best and the Brightest" and playing Paul McCartney in Robert Zemeckis' mo-cap remake of "Yellow Submarine" (assuming it ever happens, that is), but Serafinowicz is now looking to appear in a project far more anticipated than any of these.

A recent interview with comedy site Splitsider has Serafinowicz revealing that working with Hurwitz and Will Arnett on "Running Wilde" has landed him a part in the much-talked-about "Arrested Development" movie, with the actor telling the site: "Mitch told me is that he's writing me into the Arrested Development movie, which I'm super excited about." The film's been talked about endlessly by the show's cast in interviews, but Serafinowicz confirms that, with "Running Wilde" now officially canceled by Fox, it's firmly back on the agenda: "It's all properly happening. I don't know anything about it other than that he's writing it and it's happening and I'm going to be in it, apparently."

Of course, this is by no means the first time that an actor involved in the project has said that the film was definitely happening -- click here for the long, long, long list of the show's cast members flying the flag for the reunion movie in interviews. We love the show as much as anyone, but considering it was never a commercial behemoth, and the logistics of gathering the cast together again are tricky -- although with one-time hold-out Michael Cera no longer really the prospective A-lister he seemed to be after "Juno" and "Superbad," we suppose it's looking slightly more likely now.

However, with the show's patron and narrator Ron Howard likely to be tied up for the next few years on "The Dark Tower," the major champion of the project may be too busy to fight in its corner, and "Serenity" showed a few years back that sadly-canceled TV shows won't magically become gigantic hits on the big screen. Still, if it ever happens, it'll be good to see Serafinowicz in there, and if it doesn't, people interviewing the actor in years to come now have their final question sorted.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Arrested Development, Peter Serafinowicz


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates