Riley Keough has been cast in Starz’s original anthology series “The Girlfriend Experience,” the cabler announced Thursday.
Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, will star as Christine Reade, a University of Chicago law student and an intern at a prestigious law firm who is intrigued when a friend introduces her to the world of transactional relationships and becomes involved in a service known as a GFE (Girlfriend Experience), enlisting men who pay up for her time.
The 13-part series, based on the 2009 film of the same title, will be exec produced by Steven Soderbergh, who directed the original feature from Magnolia Pictures, which was written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien.
Soderbergh will exec produce the half-hour series with Philip Fleishman. Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz will serve as writers and directors, and Transactional Pictures will produce for Starz.
The project marks a reunion between Keough and Soderbergh, who worked together on “Magic Mike.”
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