'Maria' actress to co-star in Lonergan's 'Starry'

Catalina Sandino Moreno, nommed for a 2005 Oscar for her role in “Maria Full of Grace,” will co-star with Matthew Broderick in the New Group’s Off Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan’s new play “The Starry Messenger.”

Broderick, who starred in Lonergan’s pic “You Can Count on Me,” has long been attached to the project, about an astronomy teacher who meets a young mother. “Messenger” is skedded to bow in October.

Also on the New Group slate are a January production of Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind,” helmed by Ethan Hawke, and new tuner “The Kid,” based on the book by Dan Savage.

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