If you’re a fan of Larry David, you’ll probably agree: this news is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good. Pretty good.
The news in question, from THR, informs us that he and Greg Mottola (Adventureland) are hoping to collaborate on a currently-untitled comedy for Fox Searchlight — one that, in the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, will be “improv-based.” (Which, if his show serves as any influence, means there will be a very detailed outline, but almost no pre-written dialogue to accompany it.) And that’s about all we know, other than a mention that the screenplay’s being written by three frequent David collaborators (Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, and David Mandel), all of whom recently co-wrote The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen.
Yet I don’t care about a dearth of concreteness; my faith in the comic genius — a word I’m using with full, total sincerity — his men, and Mottola is, collectively, so strong that a real sense of excitement has already started to creep in. Now, how this might conflict with the director’s Marriage Plot, a film he’ll at least write, is currently unclear, but Jeffrey Eugenides almost has to take a backseat to the brains behind Seinfeld. As does, of course, almost everyone else.
Is this a comedic teaming that gets your attention?
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