added: Mon, May 20th '13
Larry David, is that you? Holy crap, it is! It appears David, the brilliant comedian behind the celebrated comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld, has replaced his trademark bald head and glasses for a long-hair wig and beard. So, why this new look? Well, it's for an original HBO movie called "Clear History," in which David plays a humiliated ex-marketing executive who's been living a reclusive lifestyle ever since a silly fight with his former boss (Jon Hamm) resulted in a mighty and deeply embarrassing blunder: his agreement to relinquish all of his company's stock, which would have been worth billions, today.
Said to have been largely improvised, "Clear History" was directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland). It's coming to HBO this August, but you can check out a quick teaser trailer, which has popped up online.
CLEAR HISTORY follows Nathan Flomm (Larry David), a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company, who, after a petty argument with his boss, gives up his 10 percent of the shares. The company then goes on to make billions of dollars, leaving Nathan publicly humiliated, his life destroyed. Ten years later, he’s changed his name and moved to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. All is well until something from his past threatens the new life he’s made for himself.
directed by Greg Mottola
starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove
release date August 2013 (HBO, TV Premiere)