The Academy Award-nominated actress for “Precious” will have a recurring role in the Laura Linney series “The Big C” after guest-starring in the Bill Condon-directed pilot.
Linney plays a wife, mother and teacher who is given a terminal cancer diagnosis and Sidibe will portray a smart-alecky student in Linney’s class. Oliver Platt also co-stars.
Sidibe also toplines indie pic “Yelling to the Sky,” co-starring with Tim Blake Nelson, but no release date has been set.
Shooting for “The Big C” is set to begin in May for a late summer premiere. Skein is exec produced by Darlene Hunt, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Linney and produced Original Film and Sony Pictures Television.