Cheyenne Jackson Joins Cast of Ryan Murphy's HBO Series "Open"
06 Nov 2013
Photo by Karl Simone
Cheyenne Jackson has joined the cast of "Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy's new HBO series "Open," according to Deadline.com.
Jackson (Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu, "Behind the Candelabra," "United 93") will be a series regular in a role Murphy and co-writer Lauren Gussis have written for him. The series is a provocative exploration of sexuality and relationships. Deadline.com reports that Jackson will play a character with a meth addiction.
Also featured in the series will be Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
"Open" will begin filming in February 2014.
Jackson will also star in the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella in April 2014. He's also been tapped for the new indie film musical "The Song."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.