HBO has picked up Laura Dern's new comedy, Enlightened, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Laura Dern to star in HBO pilot
The actress will play a self-destructive woman whose spiritual awakening ...
Laura Dern and screenwriter Mike White are teaming up to create a comedy pilot for HBO.
The project, tentatively titled Enlightened, will star Dern as a self-destructive woman whose spiritual awakening leads her to try to lead an enlightened life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dern (Jurassic Park) recently won a Golden Globe for her role in the HBO film Recount.
Production is scheduled to begin in December.
Laura Dern, Recount
She helped Ellen's alter ego come out on TV, inspired David Lynch and earned an Oscar nod for Rambling Rose. Tonight in Recount (9 pm/ET, HBO), Laura Dern does her civic duty playing Katherine Harris, the former Secretary of State of Florida who many feel helped turn 2000's Gore-vs.-Bush election into a debacle of questionable ethics, butterfly ballots and hanging chads.
TV Guide: So Katherine Harris was sort of a mess, huh?Laura Dern: Oh, she's a mess. When we heard that the woman making the [recount decisions] was — by the way — cochair of the Bush for President campaign, it's amazing America didn't go "Wait a minute!" [Laughs]
TV Guide: How is it playing someone who was known as "the Body"?Dern: [Laughs] It's always interesting playing somebody who can become the co
Question: Did Laura Dern take that role on Desperate Housewives?
Answer: Nope, she passed and the gig went to Kiersten Warren instead. Warren played Goodman on Life Goes On. Anyone remember her?
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