Hawkins joins Hawkes in FX’s How and Why

by April Vickery

sally hawkinsThe FX pilot HOW & WHY has just confirmed a recently Oscar nominated cast member! Sally Hawkins of BLUE JASMINE (2013) and GODZILLA (2014) will be joining John Hawkes and Michael Cera in Wilmywood. Sally is a winner of a Golden Globe for her performance in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and also spokesperson for Oxfam’s East Africa Appeal. http://www.eastafricaappeal.com/ and is credited as a writer in the comedy ‘THE EVERGLADES’ (2007).

Welcome to Wilmywood, Sally!

HOW & WHY (Pilot) – FX
STATUS: Pre-Production. Offices open March 24th. Production begins at the end of April.
PRODUCER: Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman
CAST: John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone

Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes) is a long-lasting minor TV celebrity, the host of a science show for children entitled “How And Why.” He’s been explaining the wonders of the known universe to kids for the last 25 years — and he’s visibly bored with his job and his life; a guy in a rut. A skeptical rationalist who thinks the supernatural is a big load of hooey, Goodman loses his gig, gets dropped to a ratty little market in the middle of nowhere, and tries to start all over again, doing a TV show and working for a much younger boss (Michael Cera). And that’s when the supernatural world has its dark vengeance on Goodman, catching him when he’s at the lowest point in his life, and forcing his grasp of reality to curl and fray and twist and shred — first at the edges, then working in towards the bones.

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