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Lakeshore Entertainment has tapped its go-to director Mark Pellington to helm the dramedy Henry Poole Is Here, with Luke Wilson on board to star.

The film marks the fourth time Pellington has teamed with Lakeshore. He also directed The Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road and Going All the Way for the company.

Based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres, the story centers on a man (Wilson) who discovers he has only six weeks to live. He leaves his cushy job, his fiancee and his overbearing mother hoping to spend the remainder of his time alone in suburbia, where he subsists on a steady diet of pizza, Twinkies and vodka. But a so-called miracle transforms his life, and his quirky neighbors disrupt his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation.

Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing the film, which starts shooting in the summer in Los Angeles. The company will introduce Poole to buyers at the upcoming Festival de Cannes.

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