Duo's first-time script to Universal

NEW YORK — Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, who topline HBO’s “Mr. Show With Bob & David” and did a near-naked turn on last weekend’s Comic Relief telethon, are now ready to show their stuff on the bigscreen.

Odenkirk and Cross have sold their first script collaboration, “Hooray for America,” to Universal, and the plan is for the duo to star in the film. “Hooray” is described as a comedy about a global corporation that taps an actor to run for president, presumably to do the bidding of the corporation.

The film will be produced by Brillstein-Grey, and filming is expected to start after Odenkirk and Cross complete the fourth season of “Mr. Show” in November.

Separately, Odenkirk, who nearly bared all in the Comic Relief stunt, won an Emmy writing for “Saturday Night Live.” Perhaps best known for his role as Larry Sanders’ oily agent Stevie Grant during the latter part of the HBO series “The Larry Sanders Show,” Odenkirk has been seen in such films as “Wayne’s World II” and “Hacks.” Cross won an Emmy writing for “The Ben Stiller Show” and appeared in the films “Men in Black,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “The Truth About Cats and Dogs.” He’ll be seen next in the DreamWorks’ film “Small Soldiers.”

Odenkirk is repped by Endeavor and managed by Bernie Brillstein, while Cross was repped by UTA and managed by Tim Sarkes of S/K/S Management.

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