Actress Dana Delany is in secret talks to join the cast of Desperate Housewives after reportedly missing out on a lead role in the TV hit. The Tombstone actress was the first choice to play housewife Bree, according to The Hollywood Reporter - but that role went to Marcia Cross after Delany turned down the pilot. Now the actress is in negotiations to play a new neighbour, who moves to Wisteria Lane with her toyboy husband and daughter.