American Horror Story Pits James Cromwell Against Jessica Lange in Season 2

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Oscar-nominated film vet James Cromwell is in final talks to join the cast for American Horror Story Season 2, as the main adversary for Jessica Lange‘s new character.

As reported by our sister site Deadline, Cromwell would play a doctor at the East Coast mental institution lorded over by Lange’s character, with whom he will regularly clash.

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Other new faces on tap for Season 2 of the FX hit include Big Love‘s Chloe Sevigny, The Voice‘s Adam Levine and French actress Lizzie Brochere, while Golden Globe winner Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe — who in Season 1 played Constance, Chad, Tate, psychic Billie Dean and doctor’s wife Nora — are all set to return but as different characters.

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Crowell’s myriad film credits include The Artist, The Green Mile and Babe, while his TV resume boasts runs on 24, Six Feet Under and ER.

Comments (11)

  • I remember him playing Jack Bauer’s evil dad Phillip in the sixth season of 24. Man, Phillip Bauer is like his inner Darth Vader.

    Comment by kevin – May 7, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!

    Comment by M – May 7, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great casting news! I’ll always think of him as George from Six Feet Under. Can’t wait for this season of AHS!

    Comment by DL – May 7, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved him in Six Feet Under! He’ll be great! Also… this is the first I’m finding out that Chloe Sevingy is joining the cast! SO excited!! She’s a brilliant actress and has the perfect vibe for this kind of show.

    Comment by C Marie – May 7, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think John Lithgow would be great if they can’t get him..

    Comment by Jay – May 7, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m loving the season 2 cast more and more. Could it possibly top season 1? I say it’s a possibility.

    Comment by Sam – May 7, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “That’ll do pig, that’ll do.”
    Excited for season two!

    Comment by Volcfom – May 7, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Exciting castiong news! and wow for Chloe Sevingy. Saw her recently on Law and Order SVU in a chilling portrayal of a psychopath..she will be great with Jessica!

    Comment by tahina – May 7, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ugh I really didn’t like him on Six Feet Under. He was so annoying.

    Comment by A – May 7, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi! Could you please confirm that filming either has already begun or will begin this week? That’s what I have heard.

    Comment by KDLM – May 8, 2012 03:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is fabulous news. I am excited to see that Chloe is on board too!!

    Comment by DJackson – May 8, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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