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HBO Acknowledges 'Bored to Death' Film; Ted Danson Isn't Crazy


The Bored to Death film Ted Danson brings up every time someone invites him to a party is finally being recognized as a real thing.

HBO--who originally aired the series, and have turned up the volume on Girls whenever someone tries to get details on the movie development--have at last acknowledged the development of a Bored to Death feature-length film being written by creator/author/protagonist-namesake Jonathan Ames. Danson's previous description of the films involved both Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) becoming a traffic cop and hijinks(!), the latter of which the network has confirmed in their official logline, which reads, "Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love in a Bored to Death feature-length slapstick adventure."

Though the cult series struggled with finding an audience in its third season, opening with only a quarter of the million viewers who watched the season two premiere, HBO reportedly still sees the film as "a potential theatrical movie"--The Hangover, Three Men and a Baby, and The Darjeeling Limited providing decreasingly-persuasive arguments for these guys pulling in larger audiences as a big-screen trio.

In somewhat related news, the futures of the supposed Party Down feature and Three Men and a Little Lady sequel remain hazy outside the lucid dreams of Steve Guttenberg.

(Thanks, Lisa)

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