The actor who played the iconic Ferris Bueller in the 1986 classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been cast in FX’s “Katrina: American Crime Story.” FX announced that Matthew Broderick will play Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.
“Katrina” will be the second installment of the acclaimed series, following the nine-time Emmy-winning first installment, “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
The series comes from executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Broderick is a two-time Tony winner and an Emmy nominee for the TNT production of David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theater.”