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Sarah Paulson replaces Claire Foy in new horror movie Dust

Sarah Paulson is returning to the horror genre with her upcoming movie Dust after replacing original star Claire Foy.

The Searchlight Pictures film focuses on a mother (Paulson) haunted by her past and sets out to protect her family from a horrifying presence.

The movie is written by Karrie Crouse, who was a staff writer on Westworld. Crouse will co-direct it with Will Joines. This is both filmmakers’ feature-length debuts as directors.

Dust will stream on Disney’s DTC platforms as a Hulu original, just like other Searchlight Pictures movies such as Fire Island and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.

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Shooting will begin next month with Paulson now confirmed in the lead role. The Crown actress Foy, who will be starring in the upcoming movies Women Talking and Strangersdropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

With this movie, Paulson is returning to a genre she is very familiar with, having starred in nine seasons of American Horror Story. For that show, the actress was nominated for a total of five Emmys for her acting. She won an Emmy in 2016 for american crime storyanother anthology series she has starred in.

Paulson also starred in Netflix’s 2020 psychological thriller Run as well as the 2018 Netflix horror BirdBox.

Plus, she earned critical acclaim for her role as Nurse Ratched in Ryan Murphy’s horror-tinged Netflix show Ratchetedwhich serves as a prequel series to the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Meanwhile, Foy earned three Emmy bids for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown. She won for lead actress in 2018 and then for guest actress in 2021 after she made a guest appearance in the show’s fourth season.

American Horror Story airs on FX in the US and Disney+ in the UK. Catch up on series 1-8 on Netflixwith seasons 1-9 available to buy on Amazon Prime Video.

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