There’s a Larry David movie coming to HBO.
Don’t ask what it’s called. Don’t ask what it’s about. Larry David will star and executive produce the film. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Paul) will direct.
Beyond that, HBO isn’t saying much — except that it’s not a Curb Your Enthusiasm movie. And the film is going to occupy David’s HBO efforts for the time being, executives say, which means Curb isn’t going to return for a ninth season anytime soon.
“It means whatever [for Curb that] Larry wants it to mean,” HBO co-president Richard Plepler said. “He has essentially carte blanche. When he wants [Curb] to come back, we’ll be thrilled.”
“I don’t think he’s closed the door to another season of Curb,” fellow HBO co-president Lombardo added.
HBO has aired eight seasons of Curb since 2000 and executives have long given David plenty of production schedule leeway. Last year’s eighth season premiered to 1.7 million viewers after a hiatus of almost two years.
Also, remember the Entourage movie? Well that might still happen. HBO executives told critics at TCA that creator Doug Ellin is writing the script. “We’d still have to make deals with the cast and figure out if this is something that makes sense or not,” Lombardo said.
HBO also made a couple of announcements: Girls and Enlightened will return for their second seasons in January. The network is also planning a Rolling Stones documentary featuring current and previous band members.