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Michelle Monaghan to star in Ryan Murphy's Open

The Heartbreak Kid

Story by Jack Foley

MICHELLE Monaghan has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s Open.

The HBO drama pilot is described as hyper-sexual and already boasts an ensemble including Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Monaghan will play Grace, a successful and recently engaged gynaecologist.

The pilot is being described as a multi-character exploration of the complex, ever evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.

Principal photography is set to begin in early 2014 from a script co-penned by Murphy and Lauren Gussis (of Dexter fame).

If ordered to series, the show will mark Monaghan’s latest small screen excursion with HBO – she also stars opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the cable network’s keenly anticipated True Detective, an eight-episode drama that’s due to debut in January 2014.

And on the film side, the in-demand actress is to star in Claudia Myers’ Fort Bliss alongside Ron Livingston, A Many Splintered Thing with Chris Evans and Better Living Through Chemistry with Sam Rockwell.

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