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Sarah Paulson will play Dr. Anna Pou in American Crime Story: Katrina.
The third season of American Crime Story
, which was originally planned to be based on historian Douglas Brinkley's book The Great Deluge
, is having a major change of focus, according to a report this afternoon
. The anthology series now will focus on the humanitarian crisis at Memorial Medical Center as described in Sheri Fink
's book Five Days at Memorial
Most of the previously announced cast, Variety
wrote, has been jettisoned (Annette Being as then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Dennis Quaid as then-President George W. Bush; Matthew Broderick as hapless FEMA head Michael "Brownie" Brown), while Sarah Paulson now will star as Dr. Anna Pou, who has taken major exception
with Fink's book and reporting.
's report here