Michelle Monaghan Joins Ryan Murphy HBO Drama

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Actress Michelle Monaghan poses for a portrait at the DoSomething.org and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Actress Michelle Monaghan poses for a portrait at the DoSomething.org and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

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.