Tony Nominee Jessica Lange to Play Joan Crawford in New TV Anthology Series

News   Tony Nominee Jessica Lange to Play Joan Crawford in New TV Anthology Series She'll play opposite Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis in Feud for FX.
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Just days after being nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Tyrone in the Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night, actress Jessica Lange was announced to play movie goddess Joan Crawford in the inaugural season of a new TV anthology series, Feud, for the FX cable channel.

She will star opposite Susan Sarandon (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma and Louise) as Crawford's real-life rival screen queen, Betty Davis, in the eight-episode series, which is scheduled to premiere in 2017, according to Entertainment Weekly.

As the title indicates, Feud will be about the “bouts and blows of epic conflicts,” and how Crawford and Davis' clashes reached a peak during the making of their film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The first season will feature many Broadway veterans in the supporting cast, including three-time Tony nominee Alfred Molina as director Robert Aldrich and Tony nominee Stanley Tucci as studio head Jack Warner, alongside Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, who worked on HBO’s adaptation of the Broadway drama The Normal Heart, will co-produce with Ryan Murphy.

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