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Michelle Monaghan to star in Netflix series Messiah

The Heartbreak Kid

Story by Jack Foley

MICHELLE Monaghan has joined the new Netflix series Messiah in a lead role.

According to Variety, the 10-episode series will follow the world’s reaction to a man (Mehdi Dehbi) who emerges from the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers who claim he is sent from God.

The claims prompt other people to question whether he is what he claims to be, or rather a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world’s geopolitical order, thereby causing civil havoc as he beguiles the world’s media and its audience.

The series will be told from multiple viewpoints, including a US Intelligence agent, a Palestinian refugee, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, and a Latino preacher and his daughter.

Monaghan has been cast as a character named Eva Geller, a US intelligence officer who pits her wits and years of experience against Al-Masih (Dehbi). She is described as whip smart, tenacious and determined to prove she is right.

Monaghan most recently starred in the Hulu drama The Path. Her other TV credits include True Detective and Boston Public.

Messiah was created by writer Michael Petroni, who brought the project to Netflix with Mark Burnett.