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Amazon Studios Sets Cast, Director for Pilot ‘Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street’ (Exclusive)

“The Others” star Fionnula Flanagan joins “Partners” alum Sloane Morgan Siegel and director Luke Matheny in the kids’ pilot

Fionnula Flanagan, who starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 2001 film “The Others,” has been cast in Amazon Studios’ “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.’

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“Partners” alum Sloane Morgan Siegel has also been cast in the title role of Gortimer Gibbon. Drew Justice (“The Little Rascals Save the Day”), Ashley Boettcher (“Aliens in the Attic”) and “Saving Grace” alum Robyn Lively are also among the principal cast.

Luke Matheny, who won an Oscar for his 2010 short film “God of Love,” is directing the pilot.

The live-action children’s pilot, which was created by first-time writer David Anaxagoras and discovered through Amazon Studios’ open-door submission process, offers a look at the lives of three quirky tweens who live in a surreal world of eccentric characters and strange happenings.

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Flanagan will play Mrs. Hudspith,  Gortimer’s glamorous, headstrong neighbor who mysteriously lost her sight decades ago. After a chance encounter with Gortimer at the local convenience store, she enlists his help for an unusual household project — one that could unlock the mystery behind Miss Hudspith’s haunted past … and Normal Street’s sweltering present.