Michael Keaton is joining the cast of an unscripted movie by CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM’s Larry David. This is great news following Keaton’s comedic comeback in THE OTHER GUYS (2010).
After his turn in Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) it’s easy to forget that Keaton was once a stand-up comic. A lot of Keaton’s BEETLE JUICE (1988) material was improvised, so he’ll fit in nicely with the unscripted ways of Larry David. Greg Mottola, the director of SUPERBAD (2007) and PAUL (2010), is taking the reins.
Here’s what Keaton had to say in an interview with Grantland:
Daniel: So what’s the Larry David thing you’re doing?
Michael: I’m doing this movie — really an improvised movie — where he sets it all up in the outline and says, “Here’s what happens … ”
Daniel: Oh, so like CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM but the movie —
Daniel: That sounds like fun.
Michael: Well, I have no idea what we’re going to do yet.
Daniel: You just said OK, and show up?
Michael: [laughing] Yeah.