Scoop: Michelle Monaghan Joins HBO Drama True Detective as Female Lead

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michelleMichelle Monaghan has lined up her next mission.

The Mission: Impossible stunner has joined the cast of True Detective, HBO’s upcoming eight-episode drama series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Billed as an elevated narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames, the show centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide during a 17 year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Monaghan will play Maggie Hart, Martin’s wife who makes a hard decision that has long-reaching and devastating consequences.

Novelist and former Killing scribe Nic Pizzolatto will pen the series with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) directing all eight episodes.

Each season of True Detective (should it live beyond Season 1) will feature a new mystery and a completely different cast.



Comments (7)

  • Love her. She should get more work.

    Comment by Teag – January 14, 2013 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll give her more work, allright!

    Comment by brutony – January 14, 2013 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely love this girl. I wish I had HBO. This sounds like a great show!

    Comment by Sarah – January 14, 2013 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else think this show sounds like Boomtown ?

    Comment by Mick – January 14, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe expect for 17 yr old case bit. I like her though this should be interesting.

      Comment by Mick – January 14, 2013 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cool cast. michelle monaghan needs a regular job, i dont know why but the first thing i thought was she is the serial killer

    Comment by Alan – January 14, 2013 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting Premise. Might be worth a looksee.

    Comment by Mac – January 14, 2013 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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