Showtime’s new series starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt, The Big C, premieres on August 16th, but we’ve got the first full episode right here!
Linney plays a suburban mom whose recent cancer diagnosis makes her abandon her boring life for a whole new mindset of doing everything she’s always wanted to do, like put a Jacuzzi in the backyard and tell people how she really feels about them. Oh! And consuming deserts and alcohol for dinner! Or jumping on the couch with a glass full of juice in hand! The possibilities are endless, I say!
Gabourey Sidibe plays an outspoken student of hers, who’ll probably be an awesome youthful counterweight to Linney’s middle-aged wit. Platt is the nice husband who always has an answer for everything, especially for things like why it was necessary he jump on the couch while holding a Juicy Juice.
Amanda Peet is set to play the female lead in Roland Emmerich's epic disaster project 2012, says The Hollywood Reporter. She joins an ensemble cast led by John Cusack that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt.
2012 centers on a global cataclysm and the struggle of its survivors. Peet will play Cusack's ex-wife who is newly married to a wealthy man. Cusack plays a divorced father trying to become a writer while working as a limo driver, the Reporter says.
Peet and Cusack previously appeared together in 2003’s Identity and last year’s Martian Child in which Platt appeared as well.
Barring an actors strike, the movie will shoot in July. The film is set for release in July next year.
Peet is currently shooting Nicole Holofcener's untitled comedy; Platt, too, has a role in the film. Peet will also appear in the upcoming X-Files movie.
Former Ally McBeal star Portia De Rossi is set for a return to TV after signing up to play a manipulative lesbian mother in plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck.
The real-life lesbian lover of comedienne Ellen DeGeneres will join Rosie O'Donnell and Oliver Platt among the special guests in the upcoming season of the hit show.
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