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OTRC: Kathy Bates to join 'American Horror Story'?

Oscar winner Kathy Bates is in talks to join FX's "American Horror Story, a report says.

According to TV Line, the 64-year-old star is nearing a deal to play the best friend-turned-enemy of Emmy winner Jessica Lange's new character in the upcoming third season of the series, which is set to premiere in the fall.

Bates and Lange both starred in the 1990 film "Men Don't Leave" and in the 2006 movie "Bonneville."

Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga and Frances Conroy, who co-starred with Bates on the HBO show "Six Feet Under" between 2003 and 2005, are also set to return for season 3 of Ryan Murphy's show, which has had a different theme with new characters every season. Lange is playing a "glamour cat leading lady," TV Line said.

FX had no immediate comment about Bates and the number of episodes she would potentially film was not revealed. The report about Bates comes about nine months after NBC canceled "Harry's Law," which starred Bates as the lead and lasted two seasons.

Bates had in 2012 also guest-starred as Charlie's ghost on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," which earned the actress her first Emmy, and battled breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy.

"I don't miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry's Law. ;-)," Bates had Tweeted after revealing her ailment. "Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y'all kept me going.

Bates won an Oscar in 1990 for her role in the movie "Misery" and is also known for films such as "Titanic," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Primary Colors," which earned her a second Oscar nomination and "About Schmidt," which earned her a third.

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