Bill Murray is to star in HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge in a rare TV appearance. Based on the award-winning book by Elizabeth Stout, the series centres on a town in New England where tragedy and scandal are rife. Frances McDormand will play the title character and Murray will take the role of her widower friend Jack Dennison.
Michael Dennison collapsed on 31 August (10) while working in the film's production office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He was rushed to UPMC Mercy hospital but died two days later, on 2 September (10).
Leading the tributes to Dennison, Heigl says in a statement, "It was an honour and a privilege to work with Michael. I am heartbroken by his sudden passing as is everyone here on the film."
Dennison, 58, enjoyed a career spanning three decades and most recently worked on Julia Roberts' movie Eat Pray Love and the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
He also created costumes for Denzel Washington's biblical thriller The Book of Eli, 2008's W and horror The Eye, and was nominated for an Emmy Award this year (10) for his work on TV movie Georgia O'Keeffe.
The 42 year old, who is married to Standoff co-star Rosemarie Dewitt, filed suit at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday (05Dec09) alleging a "malicious" hacker is continually breaking into his information page on the website.
The papers reveal the online joker - who is not named in the documents - has allegedly published claims the star is in a relationship with a man named Lee Dennison, and created a false profile on social networking site Facebook.com, which again suggests the actor is homosexual.
He is suing for libel, invasion of privacy and using his image without prior permission, according to TMZ.com.
At time of press, Livingston's Wikipedia page has been changed to say he is married to Dewitt.