Per the Hollywood Reporter, View Askewniverse auteur Kevin Smith and British thesp James Purefoy ( Rome) have joined the cast of Manchild, a Showtime comedy pilot based on a BBC series about four chums who hit midlife crises. Smith will play a cynical, self-loathing divorced guy, while Purefoy's character is fancied as the circle of friends' ad hoc leader, a wealthy club-hopper who doesn't date anyone over 25. John Corbett and Paul Hipp round out the quartet.