Dennis Quaid Joins ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’ As President Bush

Ryan Murphy is filming The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and Katrina: American Crime Story simultaneously. While the former boasts Ricky Martin, Darren Criss, Max Greenfield and Édgar Ramírez on the roster, the latter’s cast just got a little sexier with the addition of Dennis Quaid.

Is it me, or is he getting better with age? The 63-year-old actor has a ripped body that would make men half his age jealous. He joins the Katrina cycle of the true crime anthology as President George W. Bush who was in office during the 2005 natural disaster that devastated the South.

Quaid joins previously-announced cast members Matthew Broderick and Annette Bening. Broderick plays Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to the devastating situation, while Benning portrays former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco. The one-term governor was the first woman elected governor of the state. Along with other government officials, she was blamed for the extremely slow and insufficient response. All three actors are new to the Ryan Murphy fold. Repertoire players Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance are also rumored to be involved with Season 2.


Katrina: American Crime Story has a lot to live up to. The People v. O.J. Simpson earned nine Emmy nominations and each episode attracted 13.9 million viewers. In addition to Katrina and the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, the franchise is also taking on the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the fourth cycle.

Which upcoming cycle of ACS are you more excited about? Katrina, Versace or Clinton-Lewinsky? Weigh in below.

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