Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and star Larry David is developing a new comedy movie over on HBO called Clear History, and it's got an incredibly awesome cast! Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Phillip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan and JB Smoove all have been cast in the film.
Greg Mottola (Superbad) is directing and executive producing the movie, from a script co-written by David, and Curb writers Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer.
According to THR the story "centers on Nathan Flomm (David), a former marketing executive at a start-up electric car company who, after losing a fortune due to a petty argument with his boss, is publicly humiliated for walking away from his 10 percent of a company now worth billions. Ten years later, his marriage over and reputation ruined, Nathan has changed his identity and lives a simple life on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts under the new name of Rolly DaVore. But when his former boss (Hamm) shows up to renovate his summer mansion, Nathan vows to seek his revenge and drive his nemesis off the island."
"Hader will play Rags, the friend and henchman of an eccentric local quarry owner (Hall) who agrees to help David's character settle the old debt. Hudson is set as the Hamm's character's glamorous wife. Keaton will portray the erratic and eccentric operator of the quarry. McBride is taking on the best-buddy role. Mendes is set as an islander who takes an off-handed suggestion from David's character a bit too seriously, causing him no end of trouble. Smoove will play the ex-boyfriend of Mendes' character. Ryan is on board as the ex-girlfriend of David's character who has been hiding an explicit secret since before they dated."
The movie starts shooting in Massachusetts in the fall, and it sounds like it going to be a great comedy. I'm a huge fan of David's work, this sounds like a fun story, and with a cast like this how can you go wrong? I'm looking forward to this!