Steven Soderbergh Eyeing Sasha Grey for Mainstream Role?

LOS ANGELES - Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh may cast a female porn star as the lead in his forthcoming movie The Girlfriend Experience - and according to one inside source, AVN's Female Performer of the Year Sasha Grey is on the director's wish list.

"No names have gone public yet, but among those I understand are on a wish list is an adult starlet [Grey] who recently cited Catherine Breillat as a hero of hers," writes Premiere magazine critic Glenn Kenney. "They're starting to make 'em different these days—one of this starlet's contemporaries likes to drop Descartes during interviews."

Scripted by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, The Girlfriend Experience explores the world of prostitution from the viewpoint of a $10,000 a night call girl.

According to Variety, Soderbergh plans to shoot the movie this fall.