Annette Bening To Play Ex-Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco
It was rumored that Julia Roberts would be taking on the role of Blanco when it was first announced that the story was heading to New Orleans. Apparently that wasn't the case, as Warren Beatty's wife, Annette Bening , will assume the role.
In Katrina: American Crime Story, the second season after The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Blanco's role will seemingly be prominent, as she directed the response, evacuation, and rebuilding efforts after Katrina ravished the state in August of 2005.