Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is giving a porn star her big Hollywood break after casting her in the starring role in his next movie.
Sasha Grey - whose previous movie credits include Anal Acrobats 3 and Blow Me Sandwich 11 - will play the protagonist in Girlfriend Experience, about a high class call girl whose life unravels.
Explaining the project to Interview magazine, the Oscar-winning director says, "(It's) about someone who feels as though she is in absolute control of the way that her life works and, over the course of a week, comes to realise that's not true.
"It's a subject I've been totally interested in since the beginning of my career. This is just a milieu that I've never explored before."