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

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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.

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.

production details
USA | FX – Fox 21 Television Studios – Plan B Entertainment – Ryan Murphy | 8×50 minutes | 2017

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

cast
Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford
Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich
Stanley Tucci as Jack Warner
Jackie Hoffman as Mamasita
Alison Wright as Pauline
Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper