Because at this point it would just be easier to list the celebrities who won’t be on the second season of FX’s American Horror Story, hunky Joseph Fiennes is now reportedly in talks to star on the show, as the head of a mental institution. Entertainment Weekly reports:
The final major piece of casting for the second season of FX’s thriller American Horror Story is falling into place: EW can exclusively reveal that Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes is in negotiations to appear as a regular on AHS season two. The actor would play the head of the institution for the criminally insane where star Jessica Lange works, and will also be the object of her attraction; the pair have a May/December romance. Not much else is known about his character but we’re told he’s “tortured” — not surprising given the dark world of AHS.
In case you’re wondering, the current cast now stands at Joseph Fiennes, Jessica Lange, James Cromwell, a fish named Wanda, Chloë Sevigny, Kratos from God of War, Zachary Quinto, Optimus Prime, Kate Middleton, Adam Levine, SpongeBob, two kids in a trench coat pretending to be a grown-up, Hamlet the teacup piglet, Lily Rabe, the Wolfman, everyone from Polyphonic Spree, Rainbow Dash, Toucan Sam, the Pine-Sol Lady, Sarah Paulson, Carmen Sandiego, Sharon Needles, Stefon from SNL, Megan Amram, a pastrami sandwich on rye, LFO, and Evan Peters.