Sarah Silverman Producing Showtime’s ‘Punching The Clown’ Pilot

    The Sundance award-winning comedy Punching the Clown is set to be adapted for TV by Showtime.

    The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Showtime is developing the film about musician-comedian Henry Phillips into a pilot. While the film focused on Phillips’ rise and fall in Hollywood, the series will find him struggling with romance while living with his brother, a struggling actor.

    Phillips will be co-writing the series with Arrested Development‘s Chuck Martin and Gregori Viens, the writer/director of the original film. The trio will also serve as executive producers, along with comedian Sarah Silverman and Face/Off producer David Permut.

    The news of Punching the Clown’s pilot episode comes just days after Showtime announced two other untitled upcoming series: a divorce comedy from writer Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and a military drama from Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife).