She arrived somewhat the worse for wear, having just finished a Showtime pilot, called "The C Word," in which she plays a teacher who, in the first episode, is diagnosed with cancer. It's a comedy, focusing on her post-diagnostic life and her crazy family.
Oliver Platt plays her husband, John Benjamin Hickey her wildly eccentric brother, Gabby Sidibe (a.k.a. "Precious") her student and Phyllis Somerville as a neighbor.
Darlene Hunt wrote the script and Bill Condon (an Oscar winning screenwriter for "Gods and Monsters," who also work with Linney on "Kinsey" and helped bring "Dreamgirls" and "Chicago" to the screen) directed the pilot.
Word on whether the pilot is a go or a no is expected around mid-January.
— Harry Haun