Liv Tyler Comes To TV For Lindelof’s HBO Rapture Pilot THE LEFTOVERS!!
Liv Tyler (“Armageddon,” “Lord of the Rings,” “The Incredible Hulk”) has been cast as a bride-to-be who discovers a cult is trying to recruit her in HBO’s pilot “The Leftovers.”
If I’m not mistaken this will be the first time she’s acted for television (unless one count the Aerosmith video that ran on MTV).
Tyler joins Justin Theroux ("Wanderlust," "Your Highness"), Anne Dowd ("The Informant!" "Side Effects"), Christopher Eccleston (“GI Joe”), Amanda Warren ("The Adjustment Bureau") and Carrie Coon ("Law & Order: SVU") for the pilot, "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof’s first project under his deal with Warner Bros.
Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel “The Leftovers” follows what happens to those who are not transported to Heaven during The Rapture.
In the New York Times, Stephen King called the book “the best Twilight Zone episode you never saw."
Perrotta has seen two of his other books adapted into excellent movies: Alexander Payne’s 1999 satire “Election” and Todd Field’s “Little Children,” which earned Perrotta an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.
Lindelof penned the pilot script with Perrotta, and will serve as showrunner should HBO greenlight the project to series. Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights" directs the pilot.
Lindelof co-created and served as showrunner of “Lost” before he co-scripted “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Prometheus,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and the upcoming Brad Bird/Disney project "Tomorrowland."
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