Amy Poehler Pilot "Old Soul" to Feature Ellen Burstyn
28 Feb 2014
Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn has signed on to star in Amy Poehler's NBC comedy pilot "Old Soul."
Burstyn will star alongside Natasha Lyonne in the single-camera pilot, which is written and executive-produced by Poehler, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener and directed by David Wain.
"Old Soul" follows Nadia, a reformed wild child, played by Lyonne. Nadia cares for the elderly and feels she has more of a connection with her clients than she does people her own age. Burstyn will play Nadia's Aunt Eileen, who is a cancer surviver and an earthy lesbian with a New Age bent.