True Detective, Source Code and The Path celebrity Michelle Monaghan will play the female lead to Tyrant’s Mehdi Dehbi from the title role the forthcoming drama series Messiah.
The series was created and composed by Michael Petroni (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader). James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) will direct.
Dehbi stars as Al Masih, a man who emerges from Syria with a mysterious past and a movement of followers who claim he is the messiah.
Other people believe he’s a political rabble-rouser who would like to dismantle the world’s geopolitical order. When he disappears from an interrogation mobile with no explanation, his mythology grows.
Monaghan, who played in Patriot’s Day, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone and Mission: Impossible, Will play Eva Geller, a specialised U.S. intelligence officer that”goes to the ends of the Earth to prosecute the evasive figure whilst running headlong into the truth about her own moral convictions,” according to the official synopsis.
The 21st-century thriller series Will Probably be Advised from multiple Vantage points, including a Latino preacher, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Palestinian refugee, a young CIA agent and his Texan daughter, and the press.