The stars are aligning over at HBO. "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David is pulling out all the stops for his forthcoming cable film, as the premium channel unveiled a fantastic ensemble cast for "Clear History," as well as new details relating to the high-concept plot.
Co-written with Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, "Clear History" finds Larry David portraying marketing executive Nathan Flomm, who has lost everything after a petty argument with his boss (played by "Mad Men"'s Jon Hamm) finds him ousted from his company. Now, ten years later and with the company worth billions, Flomm lives the life of a recluse on a small Massachusetts island under the assumed name of Rolly Davore. When Hamm threatens to interrupt Flomm's tranquil existence by renovating a summer mansion on the island, the spiteful executives vows revenge.
Joining Hamm and David will be an ensemble cast of notable actors: Bill Hader ("Saturday Night Live") plays Rags, henchman of a local quarry owner who assists Rolly/Flomm in his quest for vengeance; Kate Hudson ("The Killer Inside Me") will play Rhonda, Hamm's glamorous wife who develops a friendship with Flomm; Michael Keaton will play Joe Stumpo, eccentric boss of Hader. Rounding out the cast is Philip Baker Hall ("Magnolia"), Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down"), Eva Mendes ("The Other Guys"), Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") and David's sidekick on "Curb" JB Smoove.
On top of the all-star lineup, director of "Superbad" and "Adventureland" Greg Mottola is set to helm the project while also producing with David. The film is set to begin shooting in Massachusetts this fall.
All in all I'd say this film is lookin' pretty... pret-tay.... pret-taaaaaaay........pretty good.