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Casting Couch: MacDowell, Boyle, and Martin Prove "Insatiable"

Just days after casting David Duchovny in the currently untitled Tom Kapinos pilot (formerly known as Californication) and landing John Corbett, Kevin Smith (yes, that Kevin Smith), and James Purefoy for Darren Star's US adaptation of Manchild, Showtime has announced the casting of three actresses in fellow comedy pilot Insatiable.

The pay cabler is in negotiations to have Andie MacDowell (Barnyard), Lara Flynn Boyle (Las Vegas), and Andrea Martin (How to Eat Fried Worms) join the cast of Insatiable, which is under consideration for the 2007-2008 season.

Insatiable, created by Lix Brixius and Linda Wallem, follows the interconnected stories of four highly dysfunctional families in a fictional little berg where everyone exhibits signs of some sort of addiction. Fitting that Lara Flynn Boyle has been cast in the project as Insatiable's tone is said to be similar to that of the offbeat quirkiness of Twin Peaks. (Just hopefully, you know, without the dancing dwarves and visions of white horses.)

Andy MacDowell will play the self-appointed First Lady of his town, an eBay shopping addict who is married to the richest man in town, an author who was recently unmasked as a plagiarist. Lara Flynn Boyle will play Lorna, MacDowell's sister, a local news anchor who--along with her doctor husband--is addicted to the sexual rush of stealing things. Meanwhile, Andrea Martin will play a hard-working single mom who is a gambling addict.

MacDowell, Boyle, and Martin join Peter Facinelli and Beth Riesgraf, who were previously cast in Insatiable's pilot. Production is slated to begin next month.


Anonymous said…
ugh. Andie MacDowell. I make it a rule to stay away from anything she is in. Too bad, because the rest of the cast is intriguing.

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