Some fresh “American Horror Story“ casting comes via TVLine who writes after an exhaustive search that spanned multiple continents, French actress Lizzie Brocheré has won the pivotal new series regular role on the FX thriller.
Last month, “AHS” producers put out a casting call for a femme fatale named “Gia.” Described as a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot, the character — billed as a nemesis for Jessica Lange — was likened to Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted.
According to an insider, Brocheré — known in France for her decidedly NC-17-rated film work(!) — will be playing a revamped version of that role. “The part been changed considerably,” says the source, who declined to provide specifics of the revamp. Too bad FX is a family network; maybe we’ll get a heavy dosage of side-boob? (Or, you could just search for her on Google, turning safe search “off”.)
Little is known about “AHS” Season 2, save for that it will be set on the East Coast and bring back Jessica Lange (who originally played Constance), Zachary Quinto (Chad), Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (psychic Billie Dean) and Lily Rabe (doctor’s wife Nora), all as new characters. Maroon 5 frontman and Voice coach Adam Levine will also appear in an arc as one half of a couple referred to as “The Lovers.”
“American Horror Story“ co-creator Ryan Murphy announced tonight at PaleyFest that Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe will join Zachary Quinto and Jessica Lange to play completely new characters in the sophomore season of the FX horror anthology series.
Says THR, Season 2 will shift from the creepy Los Angeles haunted mansion to an East Coast “horror institution,” with SAG and Golden Globe award winner Jessica Lange (who co-starred as the all-knowing nosy next door neighbor Constance) and Zachary Quinto (who recurred as a ghost trapped in the house) previously confirmed to return.
Peters co-starred as a mass-murderer-turned-ghost stuck in the house Tate Langdon, while Paulson had a more limited run as medium Billie Dean — who in the penultimate “Birth” episode explained to Violet (Farmiga) that the house had a paramagnetic grip — like a battery, with negative energy that feeds on trauma and draws things to it. Rabe played Nora Montgomery, one of the original owners of the house at the center of the series.
Season 2 of FX’s “American Horror Story,” which will likely return in October, will revolve around Lange’s new character, with Quito cast as a series regular. READ MORE
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Martha Marcy May Marlene opens this Friday, October 21st and, frankly, it is a magnificent film (my review here). While it may not overtly belong in the horror genre, it’s so unsettling and tense it deserves a look from anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat.
“It’s not a film for everyone, though I would certainly recommend it to many people. It’s also not a horror film, but I would certainly recommend it to many horror fans (especially if you respond to paranoia, suspense or creeping dread). First time writer/director Sean Durkin has crafted a film that will likely make you grapple with your own feelings of uncertainty and the fear of where you do and don’t belong (if anywhere).”
Late last week I had the chance, along with several other journalists, to speak with director Sean Durkin and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes about the film.
Hit the jump to check it out! READ MORE