Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
31 July 2014
Luke Wilson Heads For Meadowland
Joining Olivia Wilde
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Meet The Parents: Little Fockers (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Battle for Terra (2010)
Empire Star Rating
You Kill Me (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Luke Wilson Heads To TV
Joining Laura Dern's new comedy pilot

04 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

The last decade saw a yet more film stars aiming for a career boost (or flat-out reinventio) on the small screen and the latest to dip his toes into the medium is Luke Wilson, who will join Laura Dern's new comedy on US cable channel HBO.

Enlightened - which so far only has a pilot order in place - will see Dern as Amy, a self-destructive woman who suffers a serious meltdown and, via a spiritual awakening, resolves to life an enlightened life, which causes chaos at home and work.

Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mother, will put those years of experience to work playing, er, her character's mum, while Wilson (who has flirted with TV before via a recurring role on That '70s Show but has never taken a proper starring part) will play Levi, her shabby, druggy ex-husband.

The possible show also has some talent behind the camera - School Of Rock's Mike White created the show and will direct the pilot.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Denzel Heading Uptown Saturday Night?
He may join Will Smith's planned remake
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)