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Michelle Monaghan Joins Ryan Murphy HBO Drama

Actress Michelle Monaghan poses for a portrait at the and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Michelle Monaghan has been cast in Ryan Murphy's sex drama Open. According to Deadline, Monaghan will play Grace, a successful gynecologist who's newly engaged to Scott Speedman's character. (Watch out, Mindy Lahiri! There's a new TV gyno in town.) She joins Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Anna Torv in a show that'll be Murphy's exploration of various facets of human sexuality. Monaghan is in the Matthew McConaughey–Woody Harrelson HBO mini-series True Detective, but Open would be her first real TV gig since Boston Legal.

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