Bob Newhart has joined Lifetime's new original movie Project Five, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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An anthology of five short films, Project Five
explores the impact of breast cancer on people's lives. Newhart, 81, will play Dr. Roth, a longtime friend of Pearl (Jeanne Tripplehorn
), who has to tell her some bad news. Pearl is a highly respected oncologist who lost her own mother to breast cancer.
Besides Tripplehorn, the cast includes Patricia Clarkson
, Rosario Dawson
, Kathy Najimy
, Tracee Ellis Ross
, Tony Shalhoub
and Jeffrey Tambor
. Jennifer Aniston
, Demi Moore
, Alicia Keys
and Patty Jenkins
will each direct.
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Newhart, best known for his sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show
, most recently guest-starred on NCIS
will premiere later this year.