Julia Roberts as Louisiana ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco? Report says she’s considering ‘American Crime Story’ role _lowres

Former La. Gov. Kathleen Blanco (2006 file photo), actress Julia Roberts (AP photo)

Julia Roberts as ... former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco?

That could happen, according to a report by RadarOnline.com, which says the “Erin Brockovich” and "Pretty Woman" actress is seriously considering the role in a second season of the television series “American Crime Story,” which will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

RadarOnline, an entertainment and celebrity news website, cites an unidentified industry insider, who told the website, “Julia is seriously attracted to this role.”

American Crime Story is an American true crime anthology television series. Its first season, subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, focuses on the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

In January, The Hollywood Reporter reported the second season “will follow a group of six to eight people in an attempt to examine all sides of the (Hurricane Katrina) tragedy, from the Superdome to the hospital to those who were put on buses and dropped off with babies who were forced to wear trash bags for multiple days.”

“I want this show to be a socially conscious, socially aware examination of different types of crime around the world,” series writer and producer Ryan Murphy told the news outlet. “And in my opinion, Katrina was an (expletive) crime — a crime against a lot of people who didn’t have a strong voice and we’re going to treat it as a crime. That’s what this show is all about.”