Laura Linney has had the honor of receiving three Oscar nominations during her illustrious career and now she’s re-teaming with one of the directors who guided her to one of them for her new Showtime series “The C Word.”
Bill Condon, who directed Linney and Liam Neeson in the acclaimed drama “Kinsey,” has signed on to helm the pilot of “The C Word.” Created and written by Darlene Hunt (“90210”), the series will find Linney playing a suburban housewife and mother dealing with the ups and downs of having recently been diagnosed with cancer. Hunt and Linney will also both serve as executive producers on the series.
Linney has two theatrical dramas, Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut “Sympathy for Delicious” and “Morning,” in the can and is currently in production on “Details” alongside Elizabeth Banks and Tobey Maguire. She spent much of the past year collecting accolades (an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award) for her performance as Abigail Adams in the HBO mini-series “John Adams.”
Condon received high marks for executive producing this past year’s Academy Awards and is developing a big screen biopic on the life of Richard Pryor. The “Dreamgirls” director won an Oscar in 1999 for the best adapted screenplay for “Gods and Monsters.”
Production on “The C Word” is expected to begin this November in Los Angeles.