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Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon: Ryan Murphy casts stars in Feud

Murphy’s ‘Feud’ will be an eight-episode anthology series

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Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story; The People V O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) has found his latest anthology series. The creator has signed a deal with FX for a new show called Feud, where each season will chronicle “bouts and blows of epic conflicts,” according to the release.

The first iteration of Feud will be about the rivalry between Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, to be played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, respectively.

The eight-episode series is set to air in 2017, and will also feature Alfred Molina (as director Robert Aldrich), Judy Davis (as famed gossip columnist Hedda Hopper), and Stanley Tucci (as studio head Jack Warner). The pilot episode will be based in part on Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam’s script “Best Actress.”

Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, who worked with Murphy on HBO’s The Normal Heart, will also produce.