Jon Hamm is going from Mad Men to funny man in an untitled comedy from director Greg Mottola (Superbad). Plot details are thin at the moment, but reports have Hamm playing a nemesis to Larry David’s protagonist. Showbiz411 reports that David will, of course, be playing a Larry David-like character in the partially improvised comedy. David and his Curb Your Enthusiasm writers are still working out the details and they plan to shoot this fall.
Hamm is making full use of his hiatus from AMC’s dramatic series. He was already reported to be the lead in Disney’s true life sports pic, Million Dollar Arm and is currently set to star in the British miniseries, The Young Doctor’s Handbook opposite Daniel Radcliffe. Hamm is also partnering up with Bridesmaids alumni Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy for the in-development project, Dumb Jock. After seeing Hamm’s performance on this year’s live 30 Rock show, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of his comedic turns.