Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a bit “out there,” as far as romantic comedy/drama/sci-fi movies go, so it’s not all that surprising that one of its screenwriters—Pierre Bismuth, the one who isn’t Charlie Kaufman or Michel Gondry—is now making a movie about trying to find a specific rock in the Californian desert. Show More Summary
No one would accuse director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman's Being John Malkovich of not being a weird film, but the ending of Kaufman's original script was off-the-wall bizarre. Seriously, it involved a puppetry duel and the corpse of Harry S Truman. Read more...
The Samuel Beckett we’re taught in America is solitary, dryly humorous, and existentially distressed: basically, he’s an absurdist playwright from a Charlie Kaufman movie. Beyond this, we may know him as a writer of unerringly spare and despairing prose — of the sort that literally gives Salman Rushdie a headache — or as James Joyce’s assistant, or as … Read More
It's taken 20 years to finally get some steam, but Charlie Kaufman's been hired to do an entirely new draft and the plan is for Steve Carell to star. And you have to admit: Carell can totally pull off a man becoming progressively less intelligent. Read more...
The longtime attempt at making a movie out of Arthur Herzog‘s “IQ 83” is finally seeing some real progress at Paramount, where Charlie Kaufman has been tapped for a full rewrite and Steve Carell has been cast in the lead. The premise...Show More Summary
Well, this sucks. Charlie Kaufman’s pilot for How and Why, which bills itself as a series about “a man who knows how… Read More
Mood Indigo, the latest flight of fancy from French fabulist Michel Gondry, is an adaptation of Froth On The Daydream, a classic novel by Boris Vian. That may surprise some viewers, as the film is also, arguably, the most Gondryesque thing Gondry has ever done. Show More Summary
As weird as a show like Louie can get, FX isn’t necessarily TV’s main home for cool and out-there stuff. The network has aired about a thousand episodes of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, after all. Now, further dashing the hopes and...Show More Summary
The Michael Cera and John Hawkes starrer is now being shopped to other outlets. read more
For a while there, things were looking pretty good for Charlie Kaufman‘s return to TV. FX ordered his sitcom How & Why to pilot last year, and in short order it managed to attract talents like John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener. Show More Summary
FX has passed on How And Why, its comedy pilot, written, directed and executive produced by Charlie Kaufman. The project, which starred John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins and Catherine Keener, told the story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life. Show More Summary
Marcella Plunkett (Dark Touch) has been booked as a recurring on FX‘s How And Why, from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich). It tells the story of Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes), who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is clueless about life. Show More Summary
This is a week of cinematic imagination. Tuesday brought the arrival of Ben Stiller’s journeying remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and this Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Show More Summary
The brilliant indie actress says she's just lucky the likes of Jonze, Charlie Kaufman and James Franco turn to her
Catherine Keener has lent her talents to a few Charlie Kaufman movies, and now she’ll contribute them to a Charlie Kaufman TV show, too. The Being John Malkovich actress has just been added to How and Why, Kaufman’s upcoming comedy pilot for FX. Also on board are Sally Hawkins, John Hawkes, and Michael Cera. Show More Summary
Since the new year, sporadic and high-profile casting news has been leaking out regarding Charlie Kaufman's new half-hour comedy pilot for FX, How and Why: first, it was Michael Cera and John Hawkes, and yesterday it was announced that Catherine Keener and the lately-ubiquitous Sally Hawkins have joined the show. [ more › ]
Charlie Kaufman’s new FX comedy pilot, How And Why, will see him reuniting with at least one frequent creative collaborator, as Catherine Keener signed on to a role in the pilot yesterday. Should the pilot go to series (which, c’mon,...Show More Summary
Charlie Kaufman's FX pilot Here and Now just got even more... Charlie Kaufman-y. Yep: They've added Kaufman favorite Catherine Keener and Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins to the cast (which already has John Hawkes and Michael Cera!). As previously reported, Hawkes is starring as the former host of a children's... More »
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Hawkins is set as a series regular, while Keener will guest-star if "How and Why" goes to series. read more