Dennis Quaid to play George W. Bush in Katrina: American Crime Story

13:24 • 18.05.17



FX’s Hurricane Katrina limited series has found its George W. Bush.


Katrina: American Crime Story executive producer Ryan Murphy has cast Dennis Quaid to play the former president in the Emmy-winning anthology drama series.


The Day After Tomorrow and Frequency star will play the 43rd president, who was heavily criticized for his handling of the 2005 environmental and humanitarian crisis.


Quaid joins a heavy-hitting cast that includes Matthew Broderick playing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown (who was in charge of the government’s response to the disaster). “Brownie,” as President George W. Bush dubbed him, was handed the FEMA reins despite lacking any qualifications for the job and was perceived as being in over his head.

 





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