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'The Big C': Laura Linney Tries to Find the Lighter Side of Cancer (trailer)

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Friday, Jun 4, 2010
The new Showtime series premiering in August shows great potential.

With Bill Condon attached to direct the pilot and Laura Linney in the leading role, The Big C very well looks like another one of Showtime’s hit series. Linney stars as a teacher recently diagnosed with cancer, who wants to make every moment count. Although that may come off as a cliche, The Big C seems to adopt a lighter tone that works in its favor. Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe co-star as Linney’s husband and student.


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