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Joy Nash to play Plum Kettle in AMC's 'Dietland' TV series


UPI News Service, 08/20/2017 

"Twin Peaks" and "The Mindy Project" alum Joy Nash has signed on to star in AMC's adaptation of Sarai Walker's 2015 novel, "Dietland."

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"Nash plays Plum Kettle, obese all her life and preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions," explained a synopsis from the cable network.

"Caught between old ideas and radical new extremes, Plum must decide for herself what it means to be a revolutionary as the 'war of the sexes' becomes literal."

Marti Noxon will be the beauty-industry drama's executive producer, writer and showrunner.

She will also direct multiple episodes of the co-production between AMC Studios and Skydance Television.

The 10-episode, first season is scheduled to debut in 2018.

"Joy is everything I hoped we'd find in our leading woman -- beautiful, smart and blazing with talent," said Noxon in a statement.

"When she auditioned the whole room was electrified. I can't wait for the world to meet her Plum."



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