EXCLUSIVE: Luke Wilson And His Brother Andrew To Co-Direct ‘Electric Avenue’

Brothers Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson are frequently in the news for one reason or another, but it’s a rare day that we reporters get to speak with the other Wilson brother, Andrew. He works in Hollywood, just like his siblings. He’s had roles in “Fever Pitch,” Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Zoolander” and Drew Barrymore’s upcoming directorial debut, “Whip It.” He even co-directed 2005’s “The Wendell Baker Story” with Luke.

Now, brothers Luke and Andrew are all set to direct together again. Speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz while promoting “Whip It,” Andrew revealed the first details on “Electric Avenue.”

Hit the jump for more on this Wilson-driven project.

“I’m gonna direct again. Luke and I are going to do something… called ’Electric Avenue’ starting in January or February,” Andrew said. “It’s going to be [starring] Luke and,” he pauses… “somebody else who I’m not at liberty to announce quite yet since it’s real exciting.”

Who might this mystery co-star be? Certainly not the third Wilson brother, Owen, right? Perhaps it would help to know a bit more about the story. It’s a good thing Andrew provides!

“It’s kind of like a ’48 Hrs.’-type buddy comedy,” he said. “Except instead of cops, they’re reporters.” For those who are too young to remember it, “48 Hrs.” is a classic Nick Nolte/Eddie Murphy comedy in which Nolte’s cop teams up with Murphy’s convict, temporarily released from prison to assist with a case.

I haven’t seen “Wendell Baker,” but I’m plenty familiar with Luke’s work as an actor. I can’t really envision him as a reporter in a buddy comedy, but I’m certainly intrigued. Maybe Eddy Grant’s classic 1983 song “Electric Avenue” will yield some answers…

See anything? No? That’s okay… I just wanted an excuse to embed a video for the song.

Did you see “Wendell Baker”? Do you like the idea of Luke and Andrew co-directing? Luke starring as a reporter? Who might his partner-in-news gathering be? Most importantly, who’s going to deliver the 21st Century Remix of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”?