AceShowbiz - Maggie Gyllenhaal is looking forward to revisiting her risque "Secretary" days. The Oscar-nominated actress will join James Franco in David Simon's drama pilot about porn industry titled "The Deuce".
According to HBO, the pilot follows "the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence."
Gyllenhaal will play Eileen Marrell who goes by the street name Candy. She is a Times Square hooker and veteran with an entrepreneurial bent who is drawn into the fledgling industry. Franco signed up in early August to play twin mobsters.
Simon is writing the narrative set taking place in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and '80s. Michelle MacLaren of "Breaking Bad" will direct the pilot. Gyllenhaal is also a producer along with Marc Henry Johnson who is instrumental in documenting the era.