Luke Wilson will star with Laura Dern on a new HBO comedy pilot. The cute, hilarious actor has earned more and more attention over the past decade with more than 35 film roles, including directing and writing credits, but hopefully this pilot will finally put this guy on the map to the kind of superstardom his charm, good looks, and humor warrant!
The Hollywood Reporter describes the roles of Dern and Wilson in the pilot created by Mike White. Dern will play a self-destructive woman named Amy who decides to live an enlightened life (hence the name “Enlightened”) after having a total breakdown and personal spiritual revival. This new lifestyle creates huge problems in both her professional and domestic life.
Amy’s husband Levi (played by Wilson) is pretty much a messy, lazy loser with a drug problem. This will be Wilson’s first regular TV role, and sounds like one that his humor will be very well-suited for. Can’t wait to see it!
Luke Wilson is in some pretty controversial new ATT ads! The ads are controversial for being misleading. Verizon’s recent commercials brag about their larger 3G data network. But the new AT&T commercials address the size of its regular voice network.
He looks HOT in the ads, and he’s funny as always. The postcard ad is the big one, but there have been follow-up commercials that are even funnier!
We love us some Luke Wilson in commercials–be they controversial or whatever else! The more we get to see him, the better. Besides these commercials, he has two upcoming movies (“Death at a Funeral” and “Electric Avenue”), as well as an HBO pilot with Laura Dern called “Enlightened.” Can’t wait!
Luke Wilson plays the role of Derek in the upcoming remake “Death at a Funeral.” The movie features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, and other well-known and FUNNY actors and actresses.
The film is a remake of the MGM comedy released in 2007 and directed by Frank Oz. The plot revolves around a funeral that leads to the discovery of shocking family secrets. The story involves misplaced cadavers and lots of other crazy concepts.
The trailer (see it on YouTube here) released in December features a lot of scenes with super comedians Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence. They really bring the “funny.” It also features another really funny comedian by the name of Kevin Hart,and features on longtime funnyman Tracy Morgan.
“Death at a Funeral” will be released in theaters April 16,2010.
September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments
Luke and older brother Andrew Wilson will be co-directing a new movie called “Electric Avenue.” This will be their second joint directorial project. Luke will also star in the movie, along with a mystery co-star.
“It’s going to be [starring] Luke and,” he pauses… “somebody else who I’m not at liberty to announce quite yet since it’s real exciting,” Andrew explains.
He goes on to describe the storyline, “It’s kind of like a ’48 Hours’ type buddy comedy,” he said. “Except instead of cops, they’re reporters.” It’s difficult to imagine 48 hours being played by reporters…But we’ll take his word for it.
Andrew and Luke also co-directed “The Wendell Baker Story” which starred Luke alongside Eva Mendez with guest appearances from Will Ferrell and a handful of other great comedy actors. If this film was any indication, “Electric Avenue” should be a blast!
There hasn’t been much Luke in the news lately. I assume this is because he’s very busy working on “Tenure.”
Earlier, I posted that it’s being filmed at Bryn Mawr College. That’s true! But some of it is also being filmed at Rosemont college. The producers of the movie were very impressed with the beauty of these colleges as well as tax and other incentives to film in Pennsylvania.
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Update: This is a very popular post, so we feel obligated to note that this was almost a year and a half ago–Luke has been back in shape and looking like his old hot self for quite a while now!
I am the first to laugh at dumb things that celebrities do, but I didn’t have the heart to post these in February when they came out. Luke Wilson put on weight. Some linked the weight gain to his movie “Henry Poole is Here,” but others linked it to stress from his brother’s (Owen Wilson) suicide attempt.
But now that he’s already back to the old Luke, here’s the before photo (from February one afternoon while dining in Santa Monica):
And here is the after photo taken last month–sure, not the hottest he’s ever looked in his life, and slightly too similar to David Arquette to float some people’s boats, but looking much better nonetheless. The lady friend in this photo resembles Luke’s 4 year on-again, off-again girlfriend, but I am not sure it’s her:
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Variety announced this month that Luke Wilson will be starring in Tenure. Wilson will play a college professor who is up for tenure. The character deals with numerous issues, among which is a new female colleague played by Gretchen Mol.
The fictional setting is Grey College. Scenes will be shot at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
The movie will be marketed toward college audiences, so the humor will likely be young and sharp.
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Luke Wilson and Jennifer Aniston are set to star together in the upcoming film called “Soap Box Opera” to be directed by Tom Sierchio.
The movie is a romantic comedy about a guy having bad luck (Luke Wilson) who has a chance meeting with a girl contemplating suicide (Jennifer Aniston).
Jennifer Aniston must be a new Wilson family friend, as she has just been filing “Marley and Me” with Owen Wilson, sparking rumors about their friendliness together in Miami. Among rumors about Owen and a reunion with Kate Hudson. Those Wilson boys!
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Luke Wilson will be part of the cast in the fim Lil’ Abner and the Schmoo. This movie was written and will be directed by Larry Charles.
Lil’ Abner Yokum was a comic book character in the comic strip that was loved by readers all over the country from 1934 to 1977. Lil’ Abner was HOT but virtuous and naive. He often ended up far from home (a place called Dogpatch) surrounded by businessmen and other types whose moral standards were much lower than Abner’s.
The Schmoo was an odd…uh….thing also featured in this comic strip. It looked kind of like Caspar the Ghost (in my opinion). Lil’ Abner discovered Schmoos when he wandered into a forbidden valley. Schmoo paraphanelia was very popular in the 1940′s–below is a real display of toys for sale long ago.
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Luke Wilson explained that in childhood, he was the stereotypical little brother who followed his big brothers around and copied everything they did.
Luke also says that the Wilson siblings were so close that it worried their parents! Wow, now that’s brotherly comradery for you!
It is well known that even in adulthood, Luke lived with his brother Owen, despite having a home one mile away. As late as 2002, he was living in Owen’s Santa Monica home.
Source: Seattle Times, 1-2002
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