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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star Larry David reportedly in talks for 'improv-based' movie

Posted by Glenn Yoder  May 17, 2012 02:37 PM

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Is Larry David bringing his "Curb Your Enthusiasm" chops to the big screen? The "Seinfeld" co-creator is reportedly in talks to star in a new "improv-based" film directed by Greg Mottola ("Superbad," "Adventureland"), according to Hollywood Reporter.

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David at a Lakers game on May 8.
While plot details are being withheld, the report says the idea originated with David, and he's enlisted his "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" cohorts Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel to help him pen the script. Of course, that script may be more of an outline. On "Enthusiasm," which has aired eight seasons on HBO since 2000 and was syndicated on TV Guide Network, David leaves plenty of room for improvisation, simply coming up with a basic plot and then allowing the actors to take over.

If the film is made, it won't be David's first turn on the silver screen. He took a swing at the leading man role in Woody Allen's 2009 comedy "Whatever Works" and most recently played a nun in the Farrelly Brothers' reworking of "The Three Stooges."

What do you expect from the movie if it happens? Are you hoping for a big screen version of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"? Should David stick to TV where he's had the most success?

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