A television project from the man behind innovative feature films including "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" won't be moving forward.
Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports: "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."
Kaufman has had a hand in only a few television projects, including "The Dana Carvey Show" and "Ned and Stacey," both back in the 1990s.
Andreeva's report adds: "I hear the pilot came in close to an hour and swung back and forth between comedy and drama. FX currently has only one active live-action comedy pilot, the untitled Zach Galifianakis project, which was just finished and is expected to get word soon."