“I know I said in an interview a while back we had a table read, got the script to a good place and it kind of entered development hell like these things tend to do. There hasn’t been any work done on it in over a year and a half.”
Oof, that doesn't sound promising at all. While he didn't say the project was dead, it's definitely on life support. And surely Williams, who has enough to do already, isn't going to sit around waiting no matter how enthusiastic she may be.