I'm a sucker for a Ryan Murphy show. It started with Nip/Tuck followed by The New Normal, Glee, then American Horror Story. Watched Scream Queens, haven't seen American Crime Story. But then last week, FX announced that it had ordered an eight-episode limited series from prolific executive producer Ryan Murphy that will dramatize the infamous rivalry between classic Hollywood stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. and made a little gay boy giddy with excitement.
And the best part.......
"Feud" will star Murphy favorite Jessica Lange as Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Davis, and will be the first installment of a planned anthology series that "will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts and feuds through out time," according to FX. The series will focus on the filming of the 1962 camp classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?," a project that capitalized on Davis and Crawford's well-known dislike for each other and that was intended to revive their flagging careers. The cast also includes Alfred Molina as director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio chief Jack Warner and Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
"Feud" will also be executive produced by Brad Pitt. I was very excited to hear about this. Not only is Jessica Lange one of my favorite actresses and going to play another one of my favorites actresses, but you may be well aware that Joan Crawford is one of the Casa's du Borghese's Patron Saints. This Murphy creation has delicious written all over it.Set to premiere in 2017, "Feud" will begin filming later this year. Can we assume there won't be any wire hangers on set?