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Luke Wilson jumps into ‘Poole’

Pellington to direct Lakeshore dramedy

Mark Pellington is set to direct Luke Wilson in dramedy “Henry Poole Is Here” for Lakeshore Entertainment. Albert Torres penned the script.

Lakeshore chair-CEO Tom Rosenberg said pic will go into production this summer in Los Angeles.

Story revolves around a man who discovers he has only six weeks to live. All he wants is to disappear into suburbia and live on a diet of pizza, Twinkies and vodka.

Producers are Rosenberg and Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi. Project will be shopped at Cannes.

Wilson is in theaters with thriller “Vacancy.” After that, he’ll next be seen in “The Wendell Baker Story,” which he wrote and co-directed, and “You Kill Me,” alongside Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni.

“Henry Poole” marks the fourth time that Pellington and Lakeshore have teamed after “The Mothman Prophecies,” “Arlington Road” and “Going All the Way.”

Pellington, also an accomplished musicvid and commercial director, most recently directed “U2-3D,” a 3D film about U2’s Vertigo tour in South America. Pic will preem at Cannes.

“Henry Poole” is the fifth Lakeshore film to go into production this year. Among the others is “The Dying Animal,” based on Philip Roth’s tome of the same name and starring Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Deborah Harry and Dennis Hopper. Spanish helmer Isabel Coixet is directing.

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