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Matthew Broderick is heading to New Orleans.
The two-time Tony winner has been tapped to star in Katrina, the second season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Broderick will star as Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina. Broderick joins four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening in the anthology from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. The second season will tackle Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Murphy repertory players Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. — all of whom starred in People v. O.J. Simpson — are expected to return for Katrina.
Broderick’s feature credits include Manchester by the Sea, The Producers, Election and Rules Don’t Apply. He will next be seen in Look Away. On stage, the actor is currently starring in Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House at the Pershing Square Signature Center. On the small screen, Broderick’s TV credits include Modern Family, 30 Rock and TNT’s production of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre, for which he scored an Emmy nomination.
Katrina will not debut until 2018. It also is not the only American Crime Story installment Murphy and fellow executive producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are readying. The franchise will tackle the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, which stars Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez (produced alongside Katrina), and the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the third and fourth cycles, respectively.
“They’re going to have a long hiatus, and then we’re going to get back on cycle,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf recently said of the delay. “It’s not a lurid true-crime series. … We have really high ambitions for this franchise.”
Broderick is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Barry Tyerman.
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