Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Walter White isn’t the only prickly small-screen antihero coming back in the next couple of weeks. Larry David is returning to television for the first time since Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s eighth season ended in 2011 with Clear History, a new movie by HBO.
Technically, David’s Clear History character is entirely separate from his Curb one. For starters, his name here isn’t “Larry David” but Nathan Flomm. For another, Flomm’s a marketing exec who works with Jon Hamm’s character. But the film’s premise — Flomm loses his stake in a startup after a petty argument, only to see the company grow into a billion-dollar corporation — certainly sounds very Curb-y. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
We already know what Larry David‘s new film will be about (a marketing exec who misses out on a lucrative startup) and how it’ll be distributed (on HBO). Now we also know what it’ll be called and who’ll star in it.
According to a new report, the movie’s now going by the name Clear History, and the cast contains a healthy mix of comedians and non-comedians. In addition to David and the previously rumored Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton, the confirmed cast also includes Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Philip Baker Hall, Amy Ryan, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, and JB Smoove. More after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
Greg Mottola‘s schedule is quickly filling up. Earlier this week, the Superbad helmer signed on to adapt the Jeffrey Eugenides novel The Marriage Plot for producer Scott Rudin. Now he’s entered talks to helm something completely different: an untitled comedy for Fox Searchlight, with Curb Your Enthusiasm creator/star and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David in negotiations to star. More details after the jump.
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Earlier this week we saw an on-set snap of Sacha Baron Cohen in costume as one of the characters in The Dictator. Now we’ve got the first official look at Sacha Baron Cohen in costume as the other main character in The Dictator. The full snap is after the break. Read More »
The backstory of a new Fletch movie goes back at least ten years, to when Universal and Kevin Smith started talking about adapting the novel Fletch Won as a sequel/prequel to Fletch (’85) and Fletch Lives (’89). The project moved to Miramax, but Kevin Smith eventually moved on. Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence was going to make the movie, and at one point it looked like Zach Braff might step in as a young Fletch. That failed, too, and Steve Pink became the new director.
But now Warner Bros. has rights to the Gregory McDonald Fletch novels and the studio is just going to remake (or reimagine, as it may be) the first film that originally starred Chevy Chase. The first step in that process is a script, and David Mandel has just been hired to write it. Read More »
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Sacha Baron Cohen is preparing his next semi-improvised, semi-political comedy. The Dictator, which may or may not be inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (bet on ‘may’) has Borat director Larry Charles set to direct from a script by Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. The script, which has Sacha Baron Cohen playing dual roles, may or may not be followed to the utmost degree.
Last week we heard about an actress shortlist assembled as producers cast the film’s female lead, and one of the primary concerns for the woman in question was an ability to improvise. So it isn’t much of a surprise that Anna Faris got the nod. She’s now negotiating a deal to appear in the film. Read More »
In the United States, we’re so used to our own franchises it’s easy to forget that other countries have their own too. One example are the Torrente films in Spain. Created and portrayed by Spanish comedian Santiago Segura, the Torrente films follow an overweight, racist, corrupt cop who gets fired from the force but still patrols the streets. Three incredibly successful films have already been released, a fourth one will be out next year and there are even video games starring the gross-out character. He’s the Spanish Bad Lieutenant meets Austin Powers.
New Line Cinema owns the rights to the character and are currently developing an American remake. While nothing is set in stone, the Los Angeles Times reports that Sacha Baron Cohen has taken several meetings about the role and is considering it as his next starring vehicle after he completes The Dictator next year. Read more after the break. Read More »