Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s 8) is a continuous presence in FX’s hit horror anthology series, American Horror Story. Over eight seasons she has played a variety of characters. Four of them have garnered award nominations: crusading journalist Lana Winters in AHS: Asylum; conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler in AHS: Freak Show; creepy junkie girl Sally in AHS: Hotel; witch headmistress Cordelia Foxx in AHS: Coven. Her work in Asylum and Freak Show garnered her wins at the 2013 and 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards. In addition to her work on American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson also nabbed a number of award wins for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. This includes a win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Paulson will also star in the upcoming Netflix series Ratched, as a younger version of Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. In addition to this, she will appear in a pair of coming book-to-screen adaptations: Netflix’s Bird Box, based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel of the same name; and Warner Bros.’ adaptation of 2014’s Pulitzer Prize winner The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.
Her role in Run is as the mother of a young girl raised in total isolation from the outside world. The young girl’s life becomes increasingly unhinged, however, upon the discovery of her mother’s dark secret. The film is directed by Aneesh Chaganty and is based on a script written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian.
The team of Chaganty and Ohanian is also the driving force behind Searching, which premiered at Sundance in January. Starring John Cho (Star Trek), the film centers around a father working with a police detective to locate his missing 16-year-old daughter. Searching has generated very positive reviews and has grossed over $65 million worldwide since its theatrical debut in August. It’s a particularly inventive movie as well, told mainly through images, phone screens, laptops, and grainy surveillance footage. The originality of its execution brings a heightened level of anticipation for Run.
Run will begin production on Halloween.