FX’s follow-up to its critical and popular triumph “The People v O.J. Simpson,” focusing on Hurricane Katrina, will have four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening on board.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Bening, who is also a two-time Golden Globe winner and eight-time Golden Globe nominee, and a Primetime Emmy nominee in 2006 for “Mrs. Harris,” will play former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco in the upcoming Katrina installment of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” anthology series.
“Bening joins Murphy repertory players Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr., all of whom appeared in ‘O.J.,'” THR adds, noting that the project marks Bening’s first TV role in more than a decade.
“Katrina” is expected to bow in 2018, and is due to be followed by “American Crime Story” installments focusing on the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.