Gabourey Sidibe Joins Laura Linney in Showtime’s THE BIG C

     March 9, 2010


She may have lost out to Sandra Bullock at Sunday night’s Oscars, but Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire star Gabourey Sidibe isn’t wasting too much time worrying about it. She’s already moving on to her next project, this time on the small screen with Showtime.

The new dark comedy The Big C will star Laura Linney as a suburban wife and mother who is diagnosed with cancer, and Sidibe will play one of the students at the high school where she teaches. It will begin shooting its 13-episode season in May and will air at the end of summer.

HBO may be piling up the A-list directors, but count this as a real coup for Showtime, signing one my favorite actresses with Linney and now quickly-rising star Sidibe in what should make for a twistedly-funny show. [ET Online via The Playlist]