David’s next project for the cable channel will be a movie that he’ll write and star in and which Greg Mottola (“Superbad,” “The Newsroom”) will direct. That’s about all HBO executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo could say Wednesday (Aug. 1) at the Television Critics Association press tour.
They do say that the movie won’t be about the Larry David viewers know from “Curb” — and that it doesn’t necessarily mean David won’t return to the show in the future.
“We always say he has essentially carte blanche with us — don’t quote us on that, but he does,” says Plepler, the co-president of HBO. “When he wants to come back and do ‘Curb,’ we’ll be thrilled. Right now he wants to do the movie.”
Adds Lombardo, the president of HBO Programming, “I don’t think he’s closed the door” on the series. “I think he wants to do another season of ‘Curb’ when he has a great idea for another season of ‘Curb.'”
There’s no word yet on when the untitled movie might air.