Anna Torv & Jennifer Jason Leigh To Co-Star In Ryan Murphy’s HBO Pilot ‘Open’

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  • 24Emmy
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    Anna Torv & Jennifer Jason Leigh To Co-Star In Ryan Murphy’s HBO Pilot ‘Open’
    By NELLIE ANDREEVA
    | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

     

    Fringe star Anna Torv and Jennfer Jason Leigh, coming off Revenge, have have joined the cast of Open, HBO’s drama pilot from Ryan Murphy. The Fox 21 project, which Murphy co-wrote with Lauren Gussis, is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships. In her followup to Fringe, Torv will play one of the five central characters, Windsor, a yoga instructor in a longterm relationship with Holly (Leigh), an actress intensely committed to her career, who, upon meeting Grace, feels an instant connection. Aussie Torv, repped by WME and Australia’s United Management, and Leigh, repped by CAA and Untitled, join previously cast Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley.

    Fringe couldn’t get Anna Torv Emmy love, but maybe this can?    

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    Renaton
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    My love for Anna Torv and my hatred for Ryan Murphy are now in conflict with each other and I don’t know how to feel about this.

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    jss0058
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    Yeah anything headed by Ryan Murphy gives me pause…however, the cast is too good at this point to ignore.   If Torv’s in, then so am I.  Plus Murphy’s series normally at least start off well and then sputter out of control in later seasons, so I’m sure it will be worth watching to start with.  

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    iveriver
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    HBO has some pretty cool shows lined up. This, along with that Andrew Haigh dramedy project, Stephen Merchant’s Hello, Ladies, and True Detective, makes me pretty optimistic about this TV season.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    I’m starting to think that Murphy can see anything beyond the gay level.

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    Icky
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    I’m perfectly fine with a writer who is only interested in writing gay characters. A straight writer wouldn’t be pressured to write gay characters. A black writer wouldn’t be pressured to write “whities”. Write what you know. That’s not the problem with Murphy’s writing. It is a problem when you’re writing a show with a diverse cast like Glee, but you have no idea how to write anyone’s perspective, even the gay ones.

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    well since it’s on HBO, Anna Torv might finally be nommed. But if it was on any other network, then she (probably) wouldn’t be tbh. I mean I can’t judge a show I haven’t seen, but I have an idea of what it will look like.

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    Webly
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    I’m perfectly fine with a writer who is only interested in writing gay characters. A straight writer wouldn’t be pressured to writer gay characters. A black writer wouldn’t be pressured to write whities. Write what you know. That’s not the problem with his writing. It is a problem when you’re writing a show with a diverse cast like Glee, but you have no idea how to write anyone’s perspective, even the gay ones.

    I completely agree. 

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    Urgh – this probably means a decline in AHS’ quality.
    Whenever, Murphy starts a new project his other shows just fall to pieces.
    It’s like he get’s bored easily… 

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    HBO has some pretty cool shows lined up. This, along with that Andrew Haigh dramedy project, Stephen Merchant’s Hello, Ladies, and True Detective, makes me pretty optimistic about this TV season.

    The difference is that Hello Ladies, True Detective and the Haigh project have all been ordered to series, and this hasn’t been.

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    Urgh – this probably means a decline in AHS’ quality.
    Whenever, Murphy starts a new project his other shows just fall to pieces.
    It’s like he get’s bored easily… 

    AHS was good in the second season inspite of Murphy. Thank Tim Minear for controlling him. 

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    Anna fucking torv, I’m in.

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    probablyROB
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    Am I the only one disgusted by how much work Ryan Murphy continues to get?

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    Renaton
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    He is like David E. Kelley in the 90’s, only with gay people and campy stuff instead of lawyers and boney women.

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    The first two seasons of Ally McBeal and Pickett Fences and the first few seasons of The Practice are better than anything Murphy has done with maybe the exception of of Nip/Tuck’s second season.

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