Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Join RATCHED, Ryan Murphy's New Series at Netflix

Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Join RATCHED, Ryan Murphy's New Series at Netflix

Ryan Murphy has taken to Instagram to announce the ten actors cast in his upcoming Netflix series, "Ratched."

Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, and Corey Stoll will star in the series alongside the previously announced star Sarah Paulson.

Murphy said in his post that, "RATCHED" on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks. On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast...a true murderers' row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with."

See the full post below!

The series has received a two-season 18 episode commitment from Netflix, according to Variety. It begins in 1947 and will track Ratched as she morphs from an average nurse into the monstrous authority figure she became in the Ken Kesey novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and subsequent film. Paulson will star as the nurse.

Murphy attached as executive producer on the series, along with Michael Douglas, who produced the film. Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein of Lighthouse Management & Media will also executive produce. Evan Romansky created and wrote the project and will also co-executive produce. Paulson will produce along with Paul Zaentz from the Saul Zaentz Company. The Saul Zaentz Company controls the rights to the film. FOX 21 Television will produce.

"RATCHED" on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks. On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast...a true murderers' row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with. The Ratched Principal Players, in alphabetical order: JON JON BRIONES, CHARLIE CARVER, JUDY DAVIS, HARRIET HARRIS, CYNTHIA NIXON, HUNTER PARRISH, AMANDA PLUMMER, COREY STOLL, SHARON STONE AND FINN WITTROCK. More to come, but come on...Sarah, Cynthia, Judy, Amanda and Sharon, all doing scenes together? I cannot WAIT.

A post shared by Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on Jan 14, 2019 at 2:34pm PST

Read the original article on Variety.

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