More details have emerged regarding Larry David’s new HBO film project. We now know what the film will be called, roughly what it will be about, and perhaps most importantly, who will star in it.
For a while, the only thing we knew about David’s new film was that it won’t be connected to Curb Your Enthusiasm, according to The Wrap. The movie, written by and starring David, will be titled Clear History and will feature an all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, Phillip Baker Hall, and JB Smooth.
In the film, David will star as Nathan Flomm, described as a former marketing executive at an electric car company who loses his fortune in a petty fight with his boss. Ten years later, Nathan lives on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts under the name Rolly DaVore. His old boss shows up to renovate Nathan’s mansion, causing David’s character to swear revenge on him for his ruined marriage and his professional setbacks.
McBride will play Nathan’s best friend, while Amy Ryan will play his ex-girlfriend (who holds a key secret in the plot). Hamm will play Will Haney, Nathan’s nemesis. Keaton will play Joe Stumpo, a quarry operator, and Hader will play Rags, his friend and lackey.
More casting info from MSN: Mendes plays Jennifer, a character “who takes an off-handed suggestion from Nathan too seriously,” Hall will play McKenzie, “the foreman of a local construction project who is duped into Nathan,” and Smooth will play “the ex-boyfriend of a local woman who blames Nathan for the relationship’s end.”
Hall and Smooth are both Curb vets, and McBride is the star of HBO’s Eastbound and Down. Greg Mottola will direct.
Are you excited for Larry David’s new film?