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Laura Dern's Enlightened green-lit by HBO

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 3rd 2009 1:08PM
Laura Dern in HBO's EnlightenedWe can add Laura Dern to the long list of big-time movie actresses who've moved into TV roles. Her comedy project with Mike White is moving forward with a pilot order from HBO.

Tentatively titled Enlightened, the single-camera comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life. Of course, this creates all sorts of turmoil at home and work.

Dern's knock-out performance as Katherine Harris in 2008's Recount got the attention of HBO. White, her director on the 2007 feature film Year of the Dog, says he's "stoked," noting, "The only thing I can think of cooler than making a show at HBO is doing it with Laura Dern."

HBO continues to be a favorite of mine, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this show fares. I've been a fan of Dern's dating back to her roles in Rambling Rose and Wild at Heart, and with her involvement in this project, I can't imagine it will be anything less than fantastic.

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Look forward to it. Anything she is in is better for it.

September 03 2009 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Aww great, I'm totally going to get this mixed up with Laura Linney's TV show.

September 03 2009 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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