It’s been quite a week for Randall Einhorn. First, the one-time cinematographer who switched to directing episodic TV a couple of years ago, landed his first feature directing job on the Alcon/Warner Bros. Late Bloomer. Now he has been tapped to helm his first pilot, FX’s Wilfred.
Wilfred is a live-action comedy based on the popular Australian series of the same name, with Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the original, also attached to topline the U.S. version. Here’s how David Zuckerman, who wrote the U.S. adaptation, describes the project: “Wilfred is about a guy, the girl next door, and mixed-breed dog, Wilfred, who is part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.”
Einhorn was a cinematographer on NBC’s The Office until he tried his hand at directing in 2006 and eventually changed careers. He has helmed 12 episodes of The Office as well as episodes of ABC’s Modern Family and NBC’s Parks and Recreation. WME-repped Einhorn recently worked with FX on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He directed half of the comedy’s 12-episode fall 2009 season, including the opener and the finale.