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May 21, 2012 8:25 PM
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Charlie Kaufman Working on an HBO Series to Star Catherine Keener

Catherine Keener in 'Synecdoche, New York' Sony Classics
How amazing does this sound? According to Deadline, Charlie Kaufman is working on a half-hour comedy now in development at HBO, which he'll write and direct and which will star Catherine Keener (who'll also serve as producer).

Deadline describes the project, still untitled, 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." Sound very... Kaufmanesque. Or like "Mrs Dalloway" meets "24," but funny?

This will be the first small-screen starring vehicle for Keener, who's worked with Kaufman before in "Being John Malkovich" and "Synecdoche, New York," and who's attached to his upcoming musical Hollywood satire "Frank Or Francis." She hasn't acted in television since appearing as Jerry's girlfriend in the "Seinfeld" episode "The Letter." Kaufman, of course, got his start in TV, having written for Chris Elliott's "Get a Life," "Ned and Stacey" and "The Dana Carvey Show" in the years before "Being John Malkovich."

Here's John Cusack's Craig Schwartz in that film, winning a date with Kenner's Maxine by guessing her name.

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  • Todd Danvir | May 22, 2012 10:57 PMReply

    Now knowing that Charlie Kaufman used to write for Get A Life makes me respect him even more.