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Peters and Connick Jr. Film Lifetime's 'Living Proof'

Theatre favorites like Bernadette Peters, Swoosie Kutz, and Harry Connick Jr. have signed on to star in the Lifetime movie "Living Proof."

Other cast members include Angie Harmon,Amanda Bynes, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge,Trudie Styler,Tammy Blanchard,John Benjamin Hickey and Paula Cale. The movie is executive produced by Renee Zellweger,Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

 "Living Proof" is based on Robert Bazell's book and centers on Dennis Slamon (Connick), the UCLA doctor who developed the breast cancer drug Herceptin. The movie is set to debut in October.

Bynes plays Slamon's student assistant. Harmon portrays Lilly Tartikoff, wife of former NBC entertainment chief Brandon Tartikoff and the person responsible for raising money to continue Slamon's research. Blanchard is the first woman to receive Herceptin, while Kurtz plays her grandmother.

Peters plays the first woman in to be saved by Herceptin, while Styler and Coolidge play participants in the drug study. King plays a breast cancer survivor, and Hickey is a friend and fellow scientist to Slamon. Cale portrays Slamon's wife, Donna.

Dan Ireland is directing from a script by Vivienne Radkoff, who also exec produces.

Photo by Walter McBride/ Retna Ltd.

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