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Writer's Block Sparks Romance

In the romantic comedy "Alex & Emma," Luke Wilson plays Alex Sheldon, a novelist suffering from writer's block who's under the gun after gambling losses left him in serious trouble with the Cuban mafia.

Wilson will visit The Early Show Friday to discuss the character, who tries to finish a novel in 30 days to help pay off his debts. Unfortunately, Alex runs into a little challenge when he hires a stenographer named Emma Dinsmore, played by Kate Hudson.

Alex has to lie to convince Emma to help him. Emma is suspicious of Alex but curious about his antics, and is willing to see where their working relationship might go.

Soon Alex realizes his novel is being influenced by the opinionated Emma, and his writings slowly mirrors their real-life relationship.

Wilson says the movie has a great script, excellent director (Rob Reiner) and it allowed him to work with his friend Hudson.

Some Facts About Luke Wilson

  • Born Luke Cunningham Wilson in Dallas, Texas, on September 21, 1971
  • Wilson became interested in acting after taking a class in college
  • In 1992, he co-starred with brother Owen Wilson in the short "Bottle Rocket"
  • In 1996, Wilson reprised his role in the feature-length version of "Bottle Rocket"
  • In 1997, Wilson had a supporting role in "Telling Lies in America" as Calista Flockhart's co-worker; he made a cameo appearance in "Scream 2"
  • In 1998, the actor made his television acting debut in an appearance of Fox's "The X-Files"
  • In 1998, Wilson co-starred as Drew Barrymore's love interest in both "Best Men" and "Home Fries"; he had a supporting role in "Rushmore"
  • In 1999, Wilson acted alongside Martin Lawrence in "Blue Streak"; the same year he had a leading role in the comedy "Dog Park"; was featured in the Sundance-screened comedy "Kill the Man"
  • In 2000, Wilson co-starred as Heather Graham's estranged husband in "Committed"; featured in "My Dog Skip" and "Charlie's Angels"
  • In 2001, Wilson had featured supporting roles in "Legally Blonde" and "Soul Survivors"; he co-starred in "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  • In 2002, Wilson made an appearance on the television show "That '70s Show" as Ashton Kutcher's older brother; he starred in the romantic comedy "The Third Wheel"
  • In 2003, Wilson co-stars in "Charlie's Angels 2," "Legally Blonde 2," "Old School" and "Alex and Emma"

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