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Jessica Lange will play Marlene Dietrich in new series with Ryan Murphy

Showgirls: Jessica Lange will play Marlene Dietrich in new series with Ryan Murphy, joining Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow in his Netflix slate

  • Murphy confirmed he will be reuniting with the Academy Award winner 
  •  ‘Jessica Lange and I are working on a piece about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early 60s,’ he revealed
  • But he said his time is limited because he has so many projects coming up
  • There is the feature project Prom, starring Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep
  • A 10-part miniseries that will reunite him with Sarah Paulson and tell the origin story of the infamous Nurse Ratchet from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • And Hollywood, a look at the sex industry with Holland Taylor and Patti LuPone

Ryan Murphy has added another Oscar winner to the coterie of legendary Hollywood stars he is working with in his $300 million Netflix deal.

In an interview with Time, Murphy confirmed that he will be reuniting with Academy Award winner Jessica Lange, who has snagged two Emmy Awards from seven nominations for her work with the TV titan.

‘Jessica Lange and I are working on a piece about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early 60s,’ revealed Murphy. 

Ryan Murphy has added Academy Award winner Jessica Lange to the coterie of legendary Hollywood stars he is working with in his $300 million Netflix deal

Ryan Murphy (right) has added Academy Award winner Jessica Lange (left) to the coterie of legendary Hollywood stars he is working with in his $300 million Netflix deal

‘But I am so booked. When am I going to do it? I don’t know.’

He then added: ‘I’m only into April of next year’s calendar.’  

Murphy is so booked because he has lined up an impressive array of stars for his upcoming projects. 

Lange will also appear in Murphy’s The Politician, a political comedy which also stars Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow.

There is also the feature project Prom, which will star Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep; a 10-part miniseries that will reunite him with Sarah Paulson and tell the origin story of the infamous Nurse Ratchet from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; and Hollywood, a look at the sex industry with Holland Taylor and Patti LuPone.

Lange will also appear in Murphy's The Politician, a political comedy which also stars Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Lange will also appear in Murphy's The Politician, a political comedy which also stars Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow

Lange will also appear in Murphy’s (left) The Politician, a political comedy which also stars Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow (right)

There is also the feature project Prom, which will star Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep

There is also the feature project Prom, which will star Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep

There is also the feature project Prom, which will star Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep

Prom will be adapted from the Broadway musical that is currently delighting theatergoers on the Great White Way. He is also working on bringing A Chorus Line to the streaming service.

There will also be series taking a look at two gay icons – Halston and Andy Warhol.

Ewan McGregor has been cast to play the famed designer while there is no word yet on who might play Warhol. 

Murphy will also be revisiting a few classics as well during his time with Netflix, but those will air over on FX. 

The third installment of American Crime Story is moving forward it was revealed last month, and will tell the story of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

Beanie Feldstein will star as Monica Lewinsky, Paulsonwill play Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Paula Jones. 

The season will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.

Production on that will begin in February, after which Lange and Murphy may finally get to make some magic once more 

Lange  will play Marlene Dietrich  during her time in Vegas in the early 60s

Lange will play Marlene Dietrich during her time in Vegas in the early 60s

 Lange (right) will play Marlene Dietrich (left in 1932) during her time in Vegas in the early 60s 



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