Allegedly, Larry David is in talks with HBO about a new film starring himself, John Hamm and Michael Keaton.
An undisclosed source at HBO who is close to the project has confirmed that it was originally going to be sold to Fox Searchlight. The source says that Searchlight was not able to meet David’s budget requirements. After learning that Searchlight would not be able to financially support the project, David’s team turned to their old friends at HBO. David worked with the company through eight seasons of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Many of David’s former co-workers from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” such as Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer will be collaborating as writers on the project. The director of “Superbad,” Greg Mottola, will direct and David himself will produce, star, and write. The actors will improvise many of the scenes but the plot is yet to be confirmed.
The film will not hit the silver screen, which excites many of David’s critics and fans. The LA Times reports, “it’s television where he’s become a household name, as co-creator of “Seinfeld” and then playing an irksome version of himself on ‘Curb.’”Although, it is hard to believe that Larry David’s comic brilliance could not translate onto the big screen.
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