Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' Dream Cast Includes Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer

11/25/2013 12:16 pm ET | Updated Nov 25, 2013
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Ryan Murphy has a way of attracting huge stars to "American Horror Story," and despite the talent he's already lured, he has a dream cast.

"Well, every year I go to Reese Witherspoon," Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. "I want her to play something really twisted and f---ed up. But she's always booked."

According to EW, Murphy said his dream cast also includes Michelle Pfeiffer and "The Shield" star Michael Chiklis.

Two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange has appeared in all three seasons. This season, "Coven," saw the addition of the likes of Oscar winner Kathy Bates, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe.

How does he land the A-List stars? By asking.

"He called me up out of the blue -- I had never met him -- and started talking. And I just thought, 'Wow, he's got quite a spiel here. This is really something.' I haven't been kind of seduced like this in a long time," Lange told AP. "And you know he has a kind of uncanny intelligence about this, a talent, genius in a way and it became something really fascinating ... He keeps kind of dangling that carrot out there. It's hard to say no."

But Lange did finally say no. The actress will likely say goodbye to "Horror" following the recently announced Season 4. "I'm going to do the next season of this and hopefully a play and then maybe one or two movies and then I think -- I feel like maybe then it's time to start something brand new in life," she told The Huffington Post.

"American Horror Story: Coven" airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. EST on FX.

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