The “Ocean's Eight” reboot cast might be getting another member.
“American Horror Story” vet Sarah Paulson is in talks to join the upcoming project, according to Entertainment Weekly. The talks are still in the early stages, so nothing has been set in stone. If Paulson does get the stint, she will join the star-studded cast of the film, which already includes Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna. Also part of the ensemble are Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum.
The film, which will be produced by “Ocean's Eleven” director Steven Soderbergh, will reportedly start filming in October. The movie's script was written by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch, although details about the plot have yet to be released. The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit, however, said that a source told him that the movie will “revolve around a heist at New York's Met Gala.”
While Paulson's casting for “Ocean's Eight” remains up in the air, her involvement in Ryan Murphy's new FX series has already been confirmed. The actress, who has been part of many of Murphy's productions, has joined “Feud,” according to E! News. Paulson will play Geraldine Page in the series, which focuses on the famous rift between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
In “Feud,” Paulson joins Jessica Lange, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Dominic Burgess, Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci.
With all the projects slated for Paulson, it would not be hard to assume that she no longer has time to be part of the next installment of “American Horror Story.” The actress, who has been a staple on the show, has not confirmed her involvement in season 6. Many are still hopeful that Paulson will be part of the show, though, especially since she was able to juggle being in two productions at the same time in the last TV season.