Two-time Oscar-winner Jessica Lange will make her first foray into series television when she stars in the pilot for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's new drama, American Horror Story, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
Lange has been cast as Constance, a third lead in the pilot, but Murphy and Falchuk plan to rewrite the script to beef up the role for the acclaimed actress.
The Reporter describes the pilot as a "thriller, which revolves around husband and wife Ben and Vivien Harmon (Friday Night Lights' Connie Britton), [and] sees the couple move into a creepy San Francisco home next door to Constance (Lange) and her daughter with Down Syndrome who knows more about the house than everyone realizes." Out actor Denis O'Hare has also been cast as "Larry the Burn Guy, a former resident of the home."
Lange is the winner of two Academy Awards (for Tootsie and Blue Sky). She will next be seen in theaters in The Vow, a film from out director Michael Sucsy, who directed Lange in the HBO drama Grey Gardens, for which she won an Emmy award for best actress.