Liv Tyler Cast in HBO Drama Pilot The Leftovers

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Liv Tyler The LeftoversLiv Tyler has booked her first TV gig.

The Lord of the Rings actress has joined the cast of The Leftovers, an HBO drama pilot from Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, the project is set after the Rapture and tells the story of those folks who didn’t quite make the cut.

Justin Theroux (Six Feet Under, Sex and the City) stars as police chief Kevin Garvey, a father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion.

Tyler — whose film credits include Armageddon, That Thing You Do! and Empire Records — will play Meg, a  woman on the verge of getting married, but needing an escape. As a result, she becomes targeted by an enigmatic cult for recruitment.

Lindelof co-wrote the pilot with Perrotta and both will serve as exec producers. Friday Night Lights’ Peter Berg is on board to direct.

Comments (9)

  • Awesome. Assuming it gets picked up to series down the line, will it air in fall 2014?

    Comment by Teag – June 18, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another post-apocalyptic drama. Might as well coincide with the actual rapture two years from now.

    Comment by Claudia – June 18, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And this is different from Left Behind, how?

    Comment by Michael Sacal – June 18, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I assume that the intent behind this project is not to brainwash people into being Christians.

      Comment by Nicole – June 18, 2013 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or the complete opposite, since we’re talking about HBO. But it might as well be, the kind of way Glee brainwashes people into being gay.

        Comment by Matt – June 18, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Wow, what a homophobic ass.

          Comment by Marco – June 19, 2013 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Read the book and you’ll know it’s NOTHING like the Left Behind series.

      Comment by Larissa – June 18, 2013 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great casting. Liv is perfect.

    Comment by Chris H – June 18, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay, love her! And I really trust Damon Lindelof so let’s hope this gets picked up…

    Comment by Hurley – June 19, 2013 03:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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