'American Horror Story: Coven' Adds 'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe

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All signs point to American Horror Story season 3 being its best yet. This may be difficult after the aliens, Santa Claus spree killers, and other general madness of season 2's storyline, but a glance at American Horror Story: Coven's growing cast list indicates that showrunner Ryan Murphy has ambitious plans indeed.

Say what you will about Murphy, but he does have a knack for recruiting top-flight talent. Having already pulled Kathy Bates (Midnight in Paris) in for the new season, American Horror Story: Coven has now signed Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe, star of 2009's Precious.

Sidibe was announced via Murphy's Twitter account and she will join a confirmed cast that includes Bates and a returning Jessica Lange (The Vow).

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