Two new short videos have arrived promoting FX’s new dramatic series, FEUD: Bette and Joan. The anthology series comes from Ryan Murphy, the creative mind behind American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Scream Queens, and Glee, and stars Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. The cast also includes Alfred Molina as What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?‘s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, and Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono.
FX has set a March 5, 2017 premiere date.
The Plot: The first installment of Feud stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time—Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together. The pilot is based in part on the script “Best Actress” by Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam which Murphy purchased.