Newswire: Matthew Broderick to do a heck of a job as Katrina: American Crime Story’s FEMA chief

Matthew Broderick has made a multi-decade career out of his nice-guy persona, but he’ll have to put in some extra effort if he’s going to charm the pants off of viewers of his new TV gig. According to a press release sent out this afternoon by FX, Broderick is set to co-star as disgraced FEMA chief Michael “heckuva job, Brownie” Brown on the second season of American Crime Story, titled, appropriately, Katrina: American Crime Story.

The real-life Brown resigned from his post as head of FEMA after becoming the face of the agency’s epic screw-up of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Most infamously, then-president George W. Bush told him, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” while touring the rubble of a ruined New Orleans, a sentiment that was, to put it mildly, not shared by the thousands of people trapped with no food or water …

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