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Luke Wilson Set to Star in New HBO Comedy

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Jan. 4 2010, Published 8:02 a.m. ET

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief now because someone has finally given Luke Wilson a new job — and it's not an AT&T commercial! Luke and Diane Ladd will star opposite Laura Dern in her HBO comedy pilot Enlightened. It's about time — Luke's acting minutes were going unused!

While we're excited Luke has a job other than shilling wireless service, the fact that it's a TV gig leaves room for some concern, as it's his first major small screen job.

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The only other notable show Luke's had a recurring role on was That 70s Show on Fox where he played the older brother of Ashton Kutcher's character.

In Enlightened, Luke will play Levi, the messy ex-husband of Amy, Laura's character, who has a drug problem, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Amy is a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a crisis that leads her to try and live an enlightened life, which only creates more chaos in her work and home life.

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Amy's mother will be played by Laura's real life mom, Diane, who takes her daughter in after her crisis.

Hopefully Luke is better on a TV show than he is on a TV commercial!

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