Thea Glassman
August 10, 2017 3:03 pm

There have been some shake-ups surrounding Ryan Murphy’s upcoming American Crime Story: Katrina, but it looks like the project is picking up again, and Sarah Paulson — one of our favorite actresses/humans — is joining the cast.

She’s set to play Dr. Anna Pou, a real-life doctor who was accused of giving lethal drugs to dying victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s currently unclear if previously announced cast members Dennis Quaid, Matthew Broderick, and Annette Bening will be a part of this creative pivot.

In addition to Paulson’s casting, news also broke that American Crime Story: Katrina will now be based on the book Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

That book is described as follows on Amazon:

From what Murphy says, he and his team are working hard to portray the tragedy properly, which at least partially explains the delay in production.

We’re so glad to hear that they’re handling such sensitive, tragic material with care, and we’re looking forward to watching American Crime Story: Katrina when it airs.

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