Sarah Paulson, who earned her fifth and sixth Emmy nominations for her portrayal of infamous prosecutor Marcia Clarke in the FX drama The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel, both from producer Ryan Murphy, will join forces with Murphy again, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Paulson will play Oscar winner Geraldine Page in the third anthology series from Murphy, Feud. The show follows the rivalry of film stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during their time making the 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Page appeared in What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, the third film of the trilogy begun by ...Baby Jane? Page and Davis were both up for Oscars in 1962.
Paulson joins the previously announced Susan Sarandon as Crawford, Jessica Lange as Davis and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland. Alfred Molina will star as the movie’s director, Robert Aldrich; Stanley Tucci steps in as studio head Jack Warner; Judy Davis plays gossip columnist Hedda Hopper; and Dominic Burgess plays actor Victor Buono.
Most famous for her television work, Paulson is a child of the theatre, having attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and learning under the mentoring of Broadway producer Robyn Goodman. Paulson introduced Goodman at the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, which honored the producer with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Paulson also appeared on Broadway in the 2005 revival of The Glass Menagerie with Lange and in 2010’s Collected Stories.