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New HBO Project: A Black 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'? Deadline

HBO has a project in development that is being likened to "Seinfeld" creator Larry David's HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel is working with film and television director and showrunner Salim Akil of "The Game" on a project called "Mr. Director," which is a look at black Hollywood in a style similar to "Curb."

Akil, who is finishing directing and co-showrunning the seventh season of BET's "The Game," will play a version of himself in the HBO project. The show will look at "the outrageous, circuitous path taken to become one of Hollywood’s Top 50 showrunner/directors," the story says.

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