Dennis Quaid

FILE - This May 19, 2010 file photo shows Dennis Quaid arrives at the premiere of "The Special Relationship" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Chris Pizzello

Another major star is set to join the cast of the upcoming “Katrina: American Crime Story,” according to reports.

Dennis Quaid will play former President George W. Bush in the FX series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Bush was criticized widely for the federal government's poor response to the disaster. The former president has been frank about the inadequate response, calling his administration’s handling of the disaster “unacceptable” and writing in his memoir that its legacy “lingered for the rest of my time in office.”

At the same time, his official presidential library downplays the criticisms of the way FEMA and the administration as a whole handled the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Quaid joins a cast that also includes Matthew Broderick as Michael Brown, the former FEMA director, and Annette Bening as former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.

Quaid has a lengthy film resume that includes roles in “Far From Heaven,” “The Rookie,” “The Parent Trap” and “The Day After Tomorrow.”

“Katrina: American Crime Story,” the second season of Ryan Murphy’s award-winning anthology series, won’t premiere until 2018.

Last season, "American Crime Story" centered on the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. The series won two Golden Globes.

Read the full report from The Hollywood Reporter here. 

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