Laura Linney

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Adds Laura Linney

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Adds Laura Linney

Three-time Oscar nominee Laura Linney, who has largely strayed from big-budget franchises throughout her career, has signed on for a role in Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. No details were given for what role she is playing, but the actress, who is a new mother to a one-year-old, is said to be more open towards projects geared at younger audiences. It's possible that she could be playing the mother of Megan Fox's April O'Neil, but that is only speculation at this point, since very little is known about the story.

Will Arnett and William Fichtner will reprise their roles from last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as April O'Neil's cameraman Vern Fenwick and the villainous Eric Sacks. New cast members include Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, Brian Tee as the new Shredder and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio playing herself, the love interest for Vern Fenwick. While they haven't been officially confirmed, Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are expected to be back as the heroes in a half-shell.

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‘The Big C: The Complete Second Season’ Debuts on DVD May 8th

Laughter proves once again to be the best medicine when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases The Big C: The Complete Second Season on DVD May 8th. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television original series on Showtime stars Laura Linney, Golden Globe winner for her role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban housewife who is diagnosed with stage four melanoma and opts to fight back through humor, sarcasm and some spontaneous choices along the way. The Big C also stars Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), John Benjamin Hickey (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Gabriel Basso (TV's The Middle). The second season's three-disc set will contain special features including deleted scenes and a gag reel.

The Big C: The Complete Second Season gets the star treatment with special guests including Alan Alda (TV's M*A*S*H), Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and Hugh Dancy (Martha Marcy May Marlene). The Big C is created by Darlene Hunt (TV's 90210), who also serves as executive producer along with Jenny Bicks (TV's Men in Trees), Laura Linney, Neal H. Moritz (I Am Legend) and Vivian Cannon (TV's Emily's Reasons Why Not). Mark Kunerth (TV's Friends) and Michael Engler (TV's Party of Five) are co-executive producers. The series is co-produced by Cara DiPaolo (TV's Ugly Betty) and Melanie Marnich (TV's Big Love).

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‘The Big C’ Renewed for Season 3

The Big C stars Laura Linney in her Golden Globe® Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated role as Cathy Jamison. This season, Cathy progressed from Denial to Anger on the grief cycle and has become an all-out warrior in the fight against her Stage 4 melanoma, while her husband, Paul (Oliver Platt), stepped up to become her greatest advocate and treatment "cancierge." She's joined in her fight by her new oncologist, Dr. Atticus Sherman (special guest appearance by Alan Alda), and charming new buddy Lee (special guest appearance by Hugh Dancy), a fellow patient in an experimental clinical trial. Meanwhile, son Adam (Gabriel Basso) sparks an odd friendship with an eccentric older woman (special guest appearance by Parker Posey), and Andrea (special guest star Gabourey Sidibe) finds love with Paul's co-worker Myk (guest star Boyd Hollbrook). Sean (John Benjamin Hickey), now living in Marlene's (special guest star Phyllis Somerville) old house, prepares for impending fatherhood as he rides the emotional rollercoaster that is Rebecca's (special guest star Cynthia Nixon) pregnancy.

Ten new episodes will go into production starting early next year for debut in the second quarter of 2012.

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‘Sympathy for Delicious’ Poster

Actor Mark Ruffalo makes his directorial debut and stars in the upcoming drama Sympathy for Delicious, which chronicles a paralyzed DJ as he struggles to navigate the harsh Los Angeles landscape with nothing but two turntables, a microphone, and a wheelchair. A poster for this stirring tale, which also stars Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, and Laura Linney, has debut. You can check out the new image below.

Sympathy for Delicious was released July 22nd, 2011.

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