AMERICAN HORROR STORY Star Taissa Farmiga Joins Sofia Coppola’s THE BLING RING and Drama JAMESY BOY

     March 1, 2012


After breaking out with the first season of Ryan Murphy’s hit horror anthology series American Horror Story, actress Taissa Farmiga has booked two new feature roles. Variety reports that Farmiga has signed on to join Sofia Coppola’s true crime story The Bling Ring. Written by Coppola, the film is based on the true story of a group of teenagers who robbed the homes of the rich and famous between October 2008 and August 2009, coming away with over $3 million worth of loot from the likes of Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan. Yesterday we reported that Harry Potter star Emma Watson is set for a leading role in the ensemble, and now it appears Farmiga will be joining her.

Additionally, Farmiga has landed a leading role in the drama Jamesy Boy. The film tells the story of a young suburban street gang member who gets sent to a maximum-security prison and strikes up an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer. Farmiga will play the main character’s love interest with a supporting cast that includes Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, and James Woods. Farmiga is the younger sister of actress Vera, and I found her work to be quite impressive on American Horror Story. Given the show’s anthology nature, Farmiga isn’t expected to return for its second season this fall. She’ll shoot Jamesy Boy first before moving on to Bling Ring, and I think both roles are smart choices for the young actress.

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  • Orla

    This is fantastic news, happy for her and excited to see and hear more about both of these roles. It’s sad she won’t be back on our TV sooner though, but I guess hitting movies now is a wiser choice in the long run. Still hope she gets a cameo in AHS sometime though, as she was really good in season one.

  • Adam

    Amazing choices and both should be break out/coming of age roles for her. She’s insanely talented. Keep us posted!

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  • Kate

    This is really great, but I’m sad she won’t be on our TV screens in October. Ryan Murphy will be kicking himself, because she’s going places.

  • erin

    You know what’d make this even more awesome? If Ezra Miller was involved in either of those roles.

  • Par

    Was eager to hear about her next roles, and working with Coppola should be great. Still not sure about the context of it though. Jamesy boy sounds interesting, too.

  • Drew

    Damn I didn’t even notice that was her in AHS hahah. I don’t know how…She was great in “Higher Ground” I thought. Really looking forward to Sofia’s new film now.

  • erin

    Fantastic Casting choice. Going to really miss her on our TV screens though.

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