Friday, June 3, 2016

Development News - Alyson Hannigan & Megan Hilty to Star in 'First Wives Club'; Griffin Dunne Set as Third Lead on 'I Love Dick'

Development News - June 3, 2016

Amazon's I Love Dick and TV Land's First Wives Club.

  • Griffin Dunne (After Hours, Dallas Buyers Club) has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon. He will play Sylvere, an intellectual and cultural critic who lands in Marfa, Texas as an esteemed fellow with an important residency. When his wife Chris (Hahn) expresses an interest in Dick (Bacon), the head of the institute, Sylvere's response is surprising, creative and incredibly modern.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) have landed two of the lead roles on the comedy pilot based on the book of the same name - which was also adapted into a feature film. Hannigan will play Maggie, an English professor at a San Francisco university and aspiring poet. She is bright but frustrated, who struggles to put excitement back into her flagging marriage. When one of her old college friends dies, she is galvanized to finally make changes, starting with leaving her husband and tackling life with a renewed sense of adventure. Hilty will play Kim, a formerly successful actress who "aged out" of Hollywood. Needy and vulnerable, she works hard at staying fit and gorgeous, still hoping for that breakout role, while doing cheesy commercials. Divorced, with an 8-year-old son, Kim is happy to reconnect with old friends.