EXCLUSIVE: Lily Rabe has been set to star opposite Tobey Maguire in Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice, the pic about famed but troubled American chess champion Bobby Fischer. Rabe will play Fischer’s sister Joan. Zwick, Maguire and Gail Katz are producing, and Steven Knight wrote the script. Rabe, repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment, is in the latest installment of FX’s American Horror Story and landed a role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pics as Commander Lyme.
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UPDATED: Three more American Horror cast members from Season 1, regular Evan Peters and recurring Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, will return for the anthology series’ second season as regulars. They will join Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto, all playing new characters in a new setting at a East Coast institution. AHS co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy made the announcement during the show’s PaleyFest panel, held at the packed Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. “We don’t want to talk about it too much, we’re still writing, anybody could pop up at any time,” he said. He didn’t want to elaborate on the returning actors’ new characters, saying only that “everyone is playing the opposite of what they played before.” As for the second season as a whole, “The only real rule on this show is no werewolves and no vampires,” Murphy quipped.