Jessica Lange Joins Ryan Murphy’s FX Pilot

NEW YORK - JANUARY 11: Actress Jessica Lange attends the 2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jessica Lange Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images

Ryan Murphy often used his last foray into FX programming, Nip/Tuck, to give juicy guest roles to famous actresses in their sixties like Catherine Deneuve, Jill Clayburgh, and Jacqueline Bisset. Now, he's hoping to do the same for Jessica Lange: TV Line reports that the actress has signed on to Murphy's FX pilot American Horror Story, where she'll play the nosy neighbor to Connie Britton and her yet-to-be-cast husband. Lest you think that such a stock supporting role isn't quite worthy of Lange, who recently won an Emmy for Grey Gardens, the producers are rewriting the pilot to beef up the character. (And Lange did sing in that HBO miniseries, so if she's got some downtime, Murphy could always use her on Glee.) [TV Line]