Megan Hilty Tapped to Star in TV Land Remake of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
The project will be a re-interpretation of the 1996 Paramount film, which starred Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton. The story is set in present-day San Francisco. The three protagonists, women who were friends in the '90s, are reunited after their close college friend abruptly dies in an accident.
Hilty will play Kim, a divorced woman with an eight-year-old son and once-successful actress who has since "aged-out" of Hollywood.
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Broadway performer and television actress Megan Hilty has had a fast ride to the top. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in theater she immediately landed the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, later performing the role on tour and in the Los Angeles production. Her next role was Doralee in 9 to 5: The Musical, for which she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Ovation Awards for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2011 Hilty joined the cast of NBC's Smash as Ivy Lynn, an actress desperate to land the lead in a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. During the hiatus between the first and second seasons of Smash, Hilty starred in the New York City Center Encores! production of Gentleman Prefer Blondes, earning her stellar notices. Since then Megan starred in NBC's sitcom SEAN SAVES THE WORLD opposite her Smash costar Sean Hayes. Megan regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country and her solo show-including her sold out Carnegie Hall debut-has received critical acclaim. Her solo album, It Happens All the Time is available on Sony Records.