FX has placed orders for two new projects — one featuring an actor known for “Arrested Development” and another starring an actor from the “Hangover” feature film franchise.
The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that “The Hangover” actor Zach Galifianakis is creating a pilot with Louis C.K., with the project marking the first to come out under FX Productions’ recent deal with C.K. and his production company, Pig Newton. Galifianakis will star in the project and co-write it with C.K.
“Arrested Development” actor Michael Cera, meanwhile, will star in “How and Why,” a pilot from “Being John Malkovich” screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. The project, which also stars John Hawkes of “Winter’s Bone,” is about a highly intelligent man who can’t understand ordinary life, the piece notes.