Matthew Broderick Will Star in ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

Ryan Murphy has cast Matthew Broderick in Katrina: American Crime Story, the second season of FX’s American Crime Story limited series. Broderick will be taking on the role of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, the official in charge of the federal disaster response to the devastating hurricane.

Annette Bening was previously announced to play Kathleen Blanco, Governor of Louisiana.

Season two will be executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, and Brad Simpson. The first season of the critically acclaimed series, The People v. O.J. Simpson, earned 22 Emmy Award nominations and won in nine categories including Outstanding Limited Series.

Tony Award winner Broderick’s credits include Rules Don’t Apply, Manchester By The Sea, Trainwreck, Tower Heist, You Can Count on Me, Election, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Up next is a starring role opposite Chloe Sevigny and Aidan Turner in Look Away.