Larry David comedy flick may become a reality

Larry David, the comedian best known as the creator and star of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the co-creator of NBC’s classic Seinfeld, is in negotiations with Fox Searchlight to star in an as-of-yet untitled comedy feature film, working with the team from Seinfeld and Curb.

There is no script yet, and specific plot details are yet to be revealed, but the storyline will be improvbased, similar to David’s HBO show. The film is the brainchild of David, and he’ll be working again with writers Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel, who worked with David on Seinfeld and Curb. Berg, Schaffer, and Mandel also worked with Sacha Baron Cohen on The Dictator and Bruno. The four will produce the comedy, along with There’s Something About Mary producer Bradley Thomas. Greg Mottola, director of the hit comedy Superbad and the cult hit Paul,  is in negotiations to direct.

Though David has become somewhat of a king in the comedy world over his 37-year-long career, he has yet to head a feature film. He did recently have a cameo in the Farrelly Brothers’ film Three Stooges, and starred in Woody Allen’s 2009 flick Whatever Works. He also has a top-notch team backing him in this most recent endeavor, with years of acclaimed comedy, improv and sketch experience that is sure to crank out yet another hit for the beloved comedy star.

Dana Sitar

Dana Sitar is a freelance comedy journalist trying to answer the question “What is it like to be a comedian?” She shares this quest and other tips from the writer's life at and on Twitter @DanaSitar

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