At this past weekend’s Los Angeles press day for Henry Poole Is Here, Luke Wilson mentioned that — after wrapping up writer-director Mike Million’s Tenure, opposite Gretchen Mol — he’d like to jump back behind the camera.
“I’d like to try and get this movie made from a book that I’ve adapted into a script, [Jim Lehrer’s] White Widow,” says Wilson. “I’d really like to try to get that made. It’s about a bus driver in Texas in the 1950s who kind of falls in love with this unattainable woman. I figure it’s gonna be very easy to get the funding — a bus driver in the ’50s, a period piece? People say, ‘Yeah, great…'” Wilson says that he would also star in the film, but rope in his brother Andrew, with whom he previously collaborated on The Wendell Baker Story, to co-direct, because doing it by himself “is just too hard.”