John Young
October 28, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Oliver Platt (Huff) has reportedly joined the cast of Showtime’s dark comedy pilot The C Word, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Platt will play the husband of Cathy (Laura Linney), a suburban mother who has discovered that she has terminal cancer. Gabourey Sidibe, who can be seen in the upcoming Oscar-buzz film Precious, has also been cast in the show’s pilot episode, a Showtime rep confirmed to EW. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is directing the pilot.

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