Sidibe settles in at Showtime

Gabourey Sidibe has a post-Oscar home.Gabourey

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.

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  1. The fear here is being type cast. I hope she can do a wider range of roles then what I’m expecting.

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