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Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Charlie Kaufman writing HBO comedy series for Catherine Keener
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The incredible Charlie Kaufman, writer of notably bizarre movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, is bringing his talent to the small-screen. He'll be writing and directing a HBO half-hour comedy described as "an exploration of one day in a woman's life and how the events leading up to it can affect, or not, the reality in which she lives."
The "woman" will be played by indie actress Catherine Keener, who's appeared in a handful of Kaufman's movies (Synecdoche, New York, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation). This show is being fast-tracked through development (with Keener also serving as a producer), so I assume it'll hit the airwaves next year. In the meantime, Keener will be appearing in Kaufman's upcoming movie Frank Or Francis with Steve Carrell (her co-star in The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Jack Black.
As a huge fan of Kaufman, I'm very excited by this news. Every movie he's written has pushed boundaries and managed to explore rich and complex themes in a very creative, adult, unique way. If he can even an iota of that to cable television every week, this will be a very special treat.