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Ellen Burstyn Will Play 'An Earthy Lesbian' In Amy Poehler's Pilot 'Old Soul'

02/28/2014 10:31 am ET | Updated Feb 28, 2014
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The cast of Amy Poehler's comedy pilot "Old Soul" keeps getting better and better.

The NBC pilot is set to star Natasha Lyonne of "Orange Is the New Black" as Nadia, a young woman who works as an aide for the elderly -- meaning it practically guarantees a stellar cast of talented older actors. Broadway veteran and EGOT winner Rita Moreno already joined the cast, and Ellen Burstyn will also star in a leading role.

Burstyn will play Nadia's aunt Eileen, described as an "earthy lesbian with a New Age bent" who is also a cancer survivor. Um, can Eileen be our aunt, please?

The pilot's already-amazing cast is nothing to complain about, but let's toss a few names in the hat to play the rest of the elderly characters: How about Maggie Smith? Maybe Christopher Plummer? Can we get an Ian McKellen-Patrick Stewart duo, please?

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