Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins Join Charlie Kaufman’s FX Pilot ‘How and Why’


In January it was announced that Charlie Kaufman was developing an FX pilot with Michael Cera and John Hawkes attached to star, and today Variety reports that Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) have also signed on to star in the project. If How and Why gets picked up to series, Keener will be billed as a guest star and Hawkins will be credited as a series regular, though the details of their characters are being kept under wraps. The single-camera comedy follows a man who knows a lot about nuclear physics but nothing about life and begins shooting this April. Keener and Kaufman have worked together before on Being John Malkovich, Synecdoche, New York, and a 2012 HBO pilot that never made it to fruition.