Steve Coogan takes on Phillip Seymour Hoffman role in Happyish

steve_cooganAfter delayed production due to the tragic death of lead actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the Showtime pilot Happyish has recast Steve Coogan in the role. The comedian will play Thom Payne, a mid-40s Brit who is struggling to keep with the modern, digital world once he finds himself working under a 25-year-old “wunderkid.” Series creator Shalom Auslander says, “Steve’s range is astounding – he is a comedy legend, a gifted satirist, and he possesses the unique combination of talents this role demands.”

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment in February of this year. At the time of his death producers were unsure whether or not the show could continue. Now that Steve has been cast, the half-hour pilot is scheduled to shoot in New York in December. ~Kelly Townsend

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