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Showtime: Philip Seymour Hoffman To Star In Comedy

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January 16, 2014 AT 12:06 PM
Showtime says Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in a new comedy series about a middle-aged man's pursuit of happiness. The premium cable channel says the series, titled "Happyish," and co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans. Hoffman, an Oscar-winning actor for 2005's "Capote," is among a number of big-screen stars choosing to work in television as well.Billy Bob Thornton, who's starring in an upcoming FX series "Fargo," inspired by the Coen brothers movie, said this week that TV has eclipsed movies as the place for sophisticated fare.