11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Melanie Griffith's 'This American Housewife' Casts Eldest Son
Melanie Griffith’s imperfect family is starting to take shape.
Glory Daze’s Ken Luckey has joined the Lifetime drama pilot This American Housewife as Lee, the eldest son in the dysfunctional family, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
American Housewife stars Griffith as Leila, the matriarch of a seemingly perfect family whose chaotic life is made even more complicated when she begins hearing a voice telling her things she’d rather not know.
Luckey’s Lee is described as a talented but somewhat unreliable artist and painter who gets along well with his family but grows curious about his mother’s odd behavior.
Jeffrey Nordling (24, Body of Proof) co-stars as Leila’s rising politician Stanford, with Kacey Rohl playing the couple’s teenage daughter, Harper, an honor student with a crush on one of her father’s aides.
Griffith and her husband, Antonio Banderas, are executive producing the project, which is being produced by Fox TV Studios and Lifetime. Banderas created the project alongside Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers), who penned the pilot and will also serve as an EP. David Slade (Eclipse) is directing the pilot.
Luckey, whose credits also include episodes of Psych, CSI: NY, Greek and 90210, will next be seen in the feature Mission Park. He’s repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Emerald Talent Group and Stone Meyer.