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KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Dennis Quaid To Play George W. Bush [FX]

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Dennis Quaid Set To Act In Katrina: American Crime Story

Golden Globe-nominated Far from Heaven actor Dennis Quaid will appear as former president George W. Bush in Katrina: American Crime Story.

A staple of 1980’s cinema, Quaid has appeared in any number of dramas and comedies over the course of his decade-long career. From historical dramas like The Right Stuff and Great Balls of Fire to comedies like American Dreamz and Movie 43, he has made his mark on film many times over. Most recently, Quaid has starred in the movie adaptation of A Dog’s Purpose as the grown-up version of the titular dog’s owner Ethan.

Now that he has been cast in the FX crime drama, the actor will act opposite Matthew Broderick and Annette Bening. Broderick will play Michael D. Brown, the Hurricane Katrina-era director of FEMA, while Bening will portray Louisiana’s then-governor Kathleen Blanco., the source of this story, shares the following information about the planned program:

The first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards, winning nine, including Outstanding Limited Series. The first season of the anthology series also won two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television; four Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series; the WGA Award for Best Adapted Long Form; and was named an AFI Television Program of the Year.

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