Ratched stars American Horror Story stalwart Sarah Paulson and hails from many AHS producers — together with Ryan Murphy — however that’s the place the connections finish. Ratched is predicated on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The yr after the novel’s publication, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest hit the stage as a Broadway play starring Kirk Douglas and Gene Wilder.
And in 1975, a movie adaptation — produced by Michael Douglas, Kirk’s son, who’s additionally a Ratched producer — wowed critics and audiences. The movie gained 5 Academy Awards, together with Finest Image, Finest Tailored Screenplay for Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman, Finest Director for Miloš Forman, Finest Actor in a Lead Function for Jack Nicholson, and Finest Actress for Louise Fletcher for her position as Nurse Ratched.