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‘True Detective’ Star Michelle Monaghan Joins Adam Sandler in ‘Pixels’

Sony’s big-budget action comedy also stars Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage

“True Detective” star Michelle Monaghan has closed a deal for the female lead in Chris Columbus‘ big-budget Sony movie “Pixels,” TheWrap has learned.

Adam Sandler stars alongside Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage.

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“Pixels” is an adaptation of writer-director Patrick Jean’s buzzed-about short film, which depicted popular 1980s video game characters attacking New York City. The movie’s heroes are a group of video game experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat.

Sandler’s Happy Madison banner is producing the movie, which will be executive produced by Seth Gordon (“The King of Kong”).