Although Jon Hamm is (rightfully) held as one of TV’s best dramatic actors, work outside the SCDP offices have displayed a shockingly great flair for comedy. And I don’t just mean Bridesmaids, either — look toward appearances on SNL, Children’s Hospital, 30 Rock, or just the random, terrific cameo here or there. If you get (and agree with) my basic point, the next news should be tremendously exciting.
ShowBiz411 report that Hamm is signing for the untitled, still-developing improv film from Larry David and director Greg Mottola. It’s already been noted that it, like Curb Your Enthusiasm, would be “improv-based”; this latest story alleges that the star will find himself in the same type of situations as his TV show. Hamm, meanwhile, will play his “nemesis,” though what that might entail is open to interpretation. I just know the anticipation is becoming a killer.
One might get an impression that the creative forces still don’t know what could come to bear — ShowBiz411 claims the outline is still being written by David, Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel — but this is the kind of news whose simple potential is so high that specifics aren’t a huge concern. Most anticipated comedy of the next few years? I think so.
Do you think Hamm will add anything solid to the film?
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