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Michael Cera to Star in Charlie Kaufman’s New Sitcom Pilot

Michael Cera may soon be returning to primetime. The actor (and now director) best known for his work in films including Juno and Scott Pilgrim and, of course, as George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, will co-star alongside John Hawkes (Winter’sBone) in a new half-hour comedy from creator Charlie Kaufman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, How& Why “tells the story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is otherwise clueless about life.” If Kaufman’s other work is any indication, it should be pretty heady: He’s the screenwriter behind mind-bending comedies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York. The pilot, which is being produced for cable network FX, will be shot sometime this spring …

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