Larry David Signs Up For New Comedy

While the small screen has usually been the preserve of Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm comedy guru Larry David, he does occasionally make forays onto the silver screen (his last was Whatever Works for Woody Allen in 2009).  Now he’s agreed to star in an as-yet-untitled comedy for Fox Searchlight.

It’ll be directed by Greg Mottola, who was last seen behind the camera’s for Pegg and Frost’s Paul.  Beyond that, very little is known, although the Hollywood Reporter has it that Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel  – all Seinfeld and Curb veterans – are writing the script which will serve as a loose framework for improvised scenes.

Mottola meanwhile has a few other projects bubbling away. He recently directed the pilot for Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom (Sorkin having just agreed to take on the Steve Jobs biopic) and he’s just signed up to write the adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Marriage Plot, which he may direct for Scott Rudin and Sony if all goes according to plan.

David will be seen in a small role in The Three Stooges which is due for release in August – a really curious choice given that it’s already been given a critical bashing in the States.