In a video essay published last week, Amy Nicholson (from LA Weekly) and I dove into some of the intricacies of Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. This week in Part 2, we examine the role of Sammy Barnathan, ponder why Caden wears a wig later on in the film, reflect on the role of Madeline Gravis, and […]
The recent, tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman prompted me to look back at some of his most memorable work. One of his films that I’ve always wanted to delve more deeply into is Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman‘s meditation on mortality and creativity. While I admired much about what the film is trying to do […]
Looking to add to its stellar list of original programming, FX has ordered two new comedy pilots created by Zach Galifianakis and Charlie Kaufman. The post FX Orders Two Comedy Pilots from Zack Galifianakis & Charlie Kaufman appeared first on Screen Rant.
FX announced earlier today that it had ordered a comedy pilot starring Zach Galifianakis and written by Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. Hey! -TheWrap Speaking of FX, Michael Cera and John Hawkes have joined Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot Here and Why. Show More Summary
That’s just a murderer’s row of weird. The good weird though. And today in FX’s further efforts at the TCAs to blow your mind with awesome collaborations there’s this announcement about Charlie Kaufman’s latest comedy project: Michael Cera and John Hawkes have been signed to star in the FX comedy pilot “How and Why” from Charlie Kaufman.
FX has cast John Hawkes and Michael Cera in its Charlie Kaufman–created half-hour comedy How and Why, the network announced today. Hawkes will star as Goodman Hesselman, "a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life," according to FX. He's the former... More »
That recent deal granting Louis C.K. the right to bring pretty much any funny person through the FX door and give them a show has yielded its first pilot order. The network announced today that it’s picked up an original comedy fromShow More Summary
FX Networks has cast the two leads for its comedy pilot "How and Why," from writer Charlie Kaufman. Michael Cera ("Arrested Development") and John Hawkes ("Winter's Bone," "Deadwood") will star in the show.
The two become the first ones cast in "How & Why," the prolific writer's return to half-hour comedy. read more
Michael Cera and John Hawkes are set to star in a new FX comedy series from Charlie Kaufman entitled "How & Why". Michael Cera and John Hawkes to Star in FX Comedy from Charlie Kaufman first appeared on Rickey.org • The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
FX has landed some major comedic star power for a bunch of new pilots. Billy Crystal has a show called The Comedian, Tracy Morgan has a show called Death Pact, Denis Leary has a show called Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and that’s not the half of it. There are 12 new pilots in […]
After lengthy negotiations, John Hawkes and Michael Cera have signed on to topline How And Why, FX Netwoks’ half-hour comedy pilot from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. How and Why tells the story of a man (Hawkes) who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life. Show More Summary
One of the lagniappes of psychoanalysis is the philosophical attitude it takes towards mental illness. There is no cure for life. In fact in Charlie Kaufman's masterpiece Syndechoche, New York (2008) that is precisely the mysterious illness that afflicts the main character, Caden Cotard, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Show More Summary
With her first produced screenplay, 2007’s Juno, Diablo Cody won an Oscar and became something of a rarity in the screenwriter world: a celebrity herself, à la Aaron Sorkin, Charlie Kaufman, and Matt and Ben. Juno made her an in-demand writer in Hollywood, and she followed it up with two... More »
Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking book series has become an obsession for readers worldwide, and now it's becoming a movie from Robert Zemeckis and Charlie Kaufman. Check out our short review of Ness' new novel, More Than This, plus an interview where Ness gives invaluable advice to new writers. Read more...
Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s latest young-adult sci-fi movie Chaos Walking, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is adapting from Patrick Ness’ bestselling young-adult trilogy. An individual familiar with Zemeckis’ plans confirms he’s in negotiations... Read More
Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis in in negotiations to direct 'Chaos Walking', with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman adapting the popular young adult novel trilogy.
Two Oscar winners are joining forces to adapt yet another young adult trilogy. Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman will work together to bring Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking to the big screen. According to TheWrap,...Show More Summary
Mind-altering screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) has adapted a cool-sounding young adult trilogy called Chaos Walking. And now Robert Zemeckis, having come back to real live filmmaking with 2012's Flight, twelve years after Castaway, is thinking of directing this endeavor. The first book... More »
Dream Team. Robert Zemeckis directing a film version of Patrick Ness' The Knife of Never Letting Go, with a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman? Yes please. Read more...