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Feud: Bette and Joan (FX 2017, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon)

Feud: Bette and Joan tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling.

The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia De Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter.

The real Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jones.

The real Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jones.

Brilliantly made with stand out performances from Sarandon, Lange and Alfred Molina, as well as superb production design and a high level of accuracy with it’s Hollywood backlots and history.

Season two of Feud has already been commissioned but will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Alfred Molina Feud Bette and Joan

Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich. CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX.

cast
Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich
Alison Wright as Pauline
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland
Dominic Burgess as Victor Buono
Jackie Hoffman as Mamasita
Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper
Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell
Molly Price as Harriet Aldrich
Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page
Stanley Tucci as Jack Warner

Joan Crawford meets with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (played by Judy Davis)

Joan Crawford meets with gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (played by Judy Davis)

key behind the scenes crew
Brad Pitt as Executive Producer
Dede Gardner as Executive Producer
Jaffe Cohen as Creator
Michael Zam as Creator
Ryan Murphy as Executive Producer / Director of Pilot
Tim Minear as Executive Producer

show type
drama, biography

broadcast from
3/5/2017
1 season with 8 episodes in total but has been renewed for a ten episode second season.

network and production companies
FX – Fox 21 Television Studios – Plan B Entertainment – Ryan Murphy





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