Last week, HBO co-presidents Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler kicked off their executive session at the TCA Summer Press Tour by announcing that a Larry David movie to be directed by Greg Mottola was in the works. The duo also confirmed that the movie would not prohibit a future season of David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
"We always say he has essentially carte blanche with us. Don't quote us on that... but he does," Plepler said. "And if he wants to come back and do 'Curb' we'd be thrilled and now he wants to do the movie." Lombardo added, "I think he wants to do another season of 'Curb.' He has a great idea for another season of 'Curb.'"
While it was originally revealed that Mad Men's Jon Hamm would co-star in the TV movie, no story details had been released. However, today, The Los Angeles Times posted a short plot synopsis of the project. As is the case with "Curb your Enthusiasm," portions of the film will be improvised. According to the report:
"The plot concerns a marketing executive named Lenny (David) who is helping to market a new electric car. Because he objects to the name (it's "the Howard,” after “The Fountainhead’s" Howard Roark), Lenny gets into a fight with the creator, a colleague named Haney, and in a fit of Davidian pique gives Haney back his stake in the project.
This being a David story line, the car of course goes on to become a huge success, making Haney absurdly wealthy and leaving Larry out of the money. Having lost his wife, house and everything else, including his hair, Lenny moves to Martha’s Vineyard.
Years later we find him as a lowly paid assistant to an elderly woman, living incognito with a different look under the assumed name Rolly. But his life is soon shaken up when Haney, fabulously successful and not recognizing his former co-worker, shows up, prompting Lenny/Rolly to hatch a plan to exact revenge."