New Trailer for Larry David’s ‘Clear History’!

It would be an understatement to say that we are HUGE fans of Larry David and his comedic styling. So when a new trailer came out today for HBO’s ‘Clear History’, and an interview with the director of the film, Greg Mottola, we were so excited!! Read the interview and watch the trailer belowClear History’ premieres August 10 on HBO.

*Entertainment Tonight performed the interview with director Greg Mottola

ETonline: How do you describe the plot of Clear History?
Greg Mottola: In this movie, Larry is not playing a fictional version of his successful self. This guy’s a loser — he had a chance early on in his life to be a huge success and he blows it. Essentially, he’s haunted, forever, by having made an enemy of the most perfect person on the planet, [played by] Jon Hamm — who is handsome, intelligent, successful, a great person and Larry basically represents the rest of us. It’s the ultimate successful man versus the rest of us, which, I think, is a story for our times considering there’s so much discussion of the one percent and the appeal of fame in American culture. Larry is definitely playing a Have Not, but also, An Almost Had.

ETonline: Was Jon Hamm the first choice to play The World’s Most Perfect Man?
Mottola: Jon was everyone’s favorite from the get-go. We were just shocked he wanted to do it. Anyone who has seen Jon on Saturday Night Live knows how insanely funny he is, which is another reason to hate Jon Hamm. On top of being such a fantastic dramatic actor, he’s also an insanely funny comic. He completely goes toe-to-toe with Larry; a lot of my favorite stuff in the movie is between the two of them. He’s also one of those annoying people who will sit on the set, just ripping through The New York Times crossword puzzle and making me feel stupid. He’s not quite a mortal.

ETonline: How did you come to direct Clear History?
Mottola: I got a call one day from my agents saying that Larry was meeting with a couple of different directors to see who could do this project. I’d never met Larry but, like a lot of people, I’d been a fan for a long time. And while there has been some improvisation in the work I’ve done, particularly with Judd [Apatow on Undeclared], the idea of an all-improv movie was simultaneously terrifying and extremely appealing. I took the meeting thinking, at the very least, I’d get to meet Larry David, but I was shocked by how much we got along. The night before the meeting he watched Adventureland, and he told me that what he liked about the movie is that the jokes were not jokes. He prefers behavioral, situational, neurotic humor.

ETonline: Given the movie’s all-improv structure, what did the script look like and how did you prepare as a director?
Mottola: Essentially Larry works from a treatment that has all the scenes plotted out, but there’s no dialogue. It’s a 30 page script full of stage directions. For a director, it’s intriguing because you can’t really show up with storyboards, you don’t know what’s going to happen on any given day. It was a big learning curve, but an absolute pleasure from the get-go through to the end.

ETonline: Did you and Larry make a conscious attempt to have Clear History look and feel different from Curb?
Mottola: Yeah, we talked a lot about how to differentiate the movie from the show; no one wanted this to seem like a 90-minute episode. Larry is doing more playing-it-straight acting in the movie then he normally did on the show. The way the story is structured, it called for a more naturalistic performance. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still ridiculous comedy, but he gets more dramatic moments.

ETonline: Did the actors feel similarly excited and apprehensive about signing on?
Mottola: They felt the same way I did; unsure they could do it but knowing it would be a really cool thing to try. It’s a big cast of a lot of different types of actors. It was Larry’s idea to not fill the film with people he’s worked with before. J.B. Smoove is the only true Curb alum. And the more dramatic actors were nervous the first day, but they all got into it very quickly. Yes, we had ringers like Danny McBride and Michael Keaton, who have done this kind of stuff a lot, but everyone fell into the same movie. My concern with all these different [acting] styles was they wouldn’t add up to feel like the same movie, but they really did.

Netflix Set to Release Soundtrack Based Upon ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4

If you are one to love everything ‘Arrested Development’ then you’ll rejoice over this latest bit of news! Fans have fallen in love with the opening song in the latest season of ‘Arrested Development’ and have demanded more! Hence the reason for the soundtrack release! It will include the opening song, and others that were scattered throughout the season. Read more about it HERE

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Is Renewed For a Second Season 2 Two Weeks Before the Season 1 Premeire!

Great news for the upcoming Netflix drama! It has already been renewed for a second season even before the first has begun! The second 13 episode season, is set to be released in mid 2014. Orange is the New Black is based around Piper Chapman who was sent to prison as a result of her drug smuggling and the trials and woes that come with it. Watch the preview for the first season below.

Has ‘Dexter’ Been Dead This Whole Time??

Recently Michael C. Hall, star of Showtime’s ‘Dexter’, said he has been doing some thinking on his character and his evolution since the beginning of Dexter’s story. He said, I’ve also wondered where this voice-over coming from. Who is he talking to? Early on, I imagined Dexter had died and he had gone to purgatory and they were playing back footage of his life and he had to narrate the footage in such a way that justify his admittance into heaven. I don’t know if I believe in heaven or hell, but it was fun to think about.”

Are we all in for a big surprise?? Has ‘Dexter’ been in the great beyond this whole time??

Showtime Partners with Magnolia Bakery To Release ‘Dexter’ Cupcakes!

How cool!! In honor to celebrate and commemorate the final season of ‘Dexter’, Showtime has partnered with the famous Magnolia Bakery, who’s locations are in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, to release exclusive ‘Dexter’ themed cupcakes! The red velvet Dexter’ cupcake is “spattered with caramel ‘blood’ and sugar ‘glass’ shards. Would you eat it?? We would!

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‘Hunger Games’ Is Headed to Comic-Con!

Rejoice Hunger Games fans, Lionsgate announced this morning that ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will be headed to Comic-Con and will hold a panel for all those Q&A’s. The stars, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will be on hand November 22nd to promote the upcoming film, take pictures with fans, sign autographs, and answer questions. Also, a brand new trailer for the film will be previewed at the event! As soon as we know more details about the even we will be keep you updated! Very exciting!

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