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Cumming greets ‘Goodbye’

Thesp to play Off B'way director in Simon script

HOLLYWOOD — Alan Cumming has joined the cast of TNT’s remake of “The Goodbye Girl.”

Patricia Heaton and Jeff Daniels are already set to star in the telepic, being helmed by Richard Benjamin.

Playwright Neil Simon is writing and exec producing the updated “Girl,” about a woebegone divorcee (Heaton) who shares her apartment with an aspiring actor (Daniels).

Cumming will play Mark Bodine, the Off Broadway director of “Richard III,” in which Daniels’ character stars.

Ron Ziskin and Dave Collins (“Stealing Sinatra”) will exec produce with Don Safran co-exec producing.

Cumming, a Tony winner for his role as the emcee in the 1998 revival of “Cabaret,” was last seen on the bigscreen as the mutant Nightcrawler in “X2: X-Men United.” Recent feature credits include “Nicholas Nickleby” and “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.” Upcoming projects include the sequels “Son of the Mask” and “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.”

“Girl,” which began lensing this month in New York and Vancouver, is a co-production of TNT and Warner Bros. TV.

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