HBO Home Entertainment is bringing Clear History to Blu-ray this fall. The new HBO original film stars Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David as Nathan Flomm, a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company who misses out on a billion dollar opportunity, and an all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton. Clear History streets on November 5th.
Official Synopsis: In Clear History, David brings the improvisational style he has perfected over eight seasons of the HBO Golden Globe-winning comedy smash, Curb Your Enthusiasm, to the first HBO Films comedic title in recent years. Written as a story outline by David and the creative team behind Curb, the film follows a marketing executive (David) at a start-up electric car company who gives up his ten percent of the business after a petty argument with his boss (Hamm). The company subsequently makes billions of dollars, destroying his life and leaving him publicly humiliated. Ten years later, after changing his name and moving to a small island off the Massachusetts coast, all is well... until something from the past threatens his new life.
The film features an A-list ensemble cast that also includes Emmy-winner Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Phillip Baker Hall (Magnolia), Golden Globe nominee Michael Keaton (Batman), Danny McBride (HBO's Eastbound and Down), Eva Mendes (Hitch), Academy Award-nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, HBO's The Wire) and David's Curb co-star J.B. Smoove. Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad); written by Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer; executive produced by Greg Mottola, Bradley Thomas, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. Monica Levinson produces; Laura Streicher is associate producer.
Clear History arrives on Blu-ray via a BD/Digital Copy combo pack. HBO has yet to detail tech specs or special features.
I'll pick this one up when the price is right. It was pretty funny. I wish Larry would churn out seasons of Curb more quickly. Jeff Garlin was on a Chicago sports show about 6 months ago, and, at that time, they hadn't even started thinking of ideas for news shows yet (which I assume means new episodes are a LONG way off, if there ever are any). Keep Larry away from the red phone!