BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Starz has officially announced it cast actress Riley Keough in The Girlfriend Experience, a 13-part anthology series inspired by the 2009 film of the same title.
Keough, the 25-year-old granddaughter of the late rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley, is known for her roles in The Runaways and Magic Mike. She will soon be seen in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road.
Executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman, the half-hour show The Girlfriend Experience "explores the relationships between the exclusive courtesans and their clients, for whom they provide far more than just sex." "Keough will star as Christine Reade, a law student at the University of Chicago and an intern at a prestigious law firm, who is intrigued when a friend introduces her to the world of transactional relationships," the cable television network revealed in a news release Thursday. "Attracted to the rush of control and easy money, Christine has to confront her own conflicting identities. She learns to navigate and manipulate the big personalities in both worlds to get what she wants, in the process becoming a quasi-lover and confidant to men who are willing to pay richly for her time, offering a service known as a GFE."