Now, #MatthewBroderick may well have spent the past three decades starring in a string of indie darlings, slowly developing a reputation as a genuinely talented dramatic actor, but to many, he is now — and and always will be — Ferris Bueller. Sure, he was fantastic in the likes of Election, You Can Count On Me and this year's Manchester By The Sea, but for a large chunk of the pop culture-consuming audience, he will always be best known as the kid who was secretly the villain of his own '80s teen movie (and, just maybe, for being the voice of Simba in The Lion King).
'American Crime Story' Season 2 Just Added Matthew Broderick To Its Cast
Which, with Broderick now set to play Federal Emergency Management Agency (a.k.a. FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown in the series — based on the ineffectual response to Hurricane Katrina — offers him an excellent chance to bring his particular brand of subtly and oh-so-human villainy to the widest audience he's had in years.
After all, Brown was figure of particular controversy at the time, being seen by many as grossly unqualified for the job, and thus culpable for much of what went wrong in the immediate aftermath of the Hurricane. In other words, he's precisely the sort of character that Broderick could easily turn into something really quite special, and absolutely mortifying to watch.
What's more, with the ever-excellent Annette Bening set to play Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, and series producer #RyanMurphy's supremely talented good luck charm #SarahPaulson reportedly in line for some sort of role, the second season of American Crime Story is already shaping up to be one of the more exciting prospects for 2018, when it is expected to debut.
Now, if they could just get George W. Bush to cameo as himself, we'd be all set.
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