Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins James Franco in David Simon's Porn Series

Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins James Franco in David Simon's Porn Series
As previously reported, writer and producer David Simon (Homicide: Life on the StreetThe Wire, Treme) is currently hard at work on a new HBO series about New York's early porn industry. The show is called The Deuce, and we've now got more news on its cast.

The Hollywood Reporter explains that Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in the series. Gyllenhaal has been cast as Eileen "Candy" Merrell, a Times Square prostitute who enters the porn industry. 

She'll join the previously cast James Franco, who is set to play a pair of twin brothers working in the porn industry.

Both Franco and Gyllenhaal will serve as producers on the show, which is set to begin filming next month. Breaking Bad's Michelle MacLaren will direct its pilot.