Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bill Condon to direct 'The Big C' with Laura Linney and Gabourey Sidibe

Film director Bill Condon is working in television with a new dark comedy sit-com for Showtime, working title The C Word. Because Condon wrote and directed the film Kinsey, starring Laura Linney and Liam Neeson, my first thought was that Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues might be a consultant for the show. But no, it's not that C word, nor the one used for shock value in Jon Stewart's look at Chatroulette (below). Here is a piece from the UK Independent, a conversation with Germaine Greer, about that first, most controversial C word, dubbed "the last taboo of the English language."

In the show, though, the word is cancer, and the title looks to have been changed to The Big C. The most recent news is that Gabourey Sidibe has been added to the cast. I have tremendous respect for Bill Condon as both writer and director, and for actress Laura Linney, who is also executive producer of this show. I'll be adding it to the tiny repertoire of tv that I tivo.

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