'American Horror Story' star returns to genre with Stephen King story

After getting praise for his work on the first season of “American Horror Story,” Dylan McDermott is returning to the genre with a role in the fantasy horror project “Mercy” for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

Pic is based on a Stephen King story from his “Skeleton Crew” collection. Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney are also set star.

Peter Cornwell is directing from a script by Matt Greenberg. Jason Blum will produce with McG and Mary Viola from Wonderland Sound and Vision.

McDermott, repped by CAA and the Schiff Company, made a cameo in the most recent episode of “American Horror Story: Asylum” and his latest film credits include Summit’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and Warner Bros. “The Campaign.”

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