Trio heading 'East Bound' for HBO pilot


Katy Mixon, John Hawkes and Andrew Daly have been tapped to co-star opposite co-creator Danny McBride in HBO's comedy pilot "East Bound and Down."

The project, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Prods., centers on Kenny Powers (McBride), a burned-out former professional baseball pitcher who returns to his small Southern hometown, where the only job he can find is as a substitute gym teacher.

Mixon ("Blind Dating") will play Kenny's high school girlfriend, now a teacher at the school and engaged to the principal (Daly). Hawkes (HBO's "Deadwood") will play Kenny's brother.

"East Bound" was written by Jody Hill, Ben Best and McBride.

Hill will direct the pilot, which Ferrell, McKay and Chris Henchy are executive producing.

Mixon is repped by Endeavor and manager Larry Taube of Principal Entertainment.