The story behind one of Hollywood's all-time greatest feuds is headed to the small screen in the new FX drama Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.
In the Ryan Murphy-created period piece, Lange and Sarandon star as screen icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, respectively. The series details the stars bitter, often violent rivalry between the two actresses while shooting the 1962 melodrama What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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These first looks at the powerhouse cast show just a glimpse of how brutal their feud was while having to suffer each other on set.
The brief sneak peeks also demonstrate just how flawlessly the series recreated that elegant, classic-Hollywood atmosphere of refined excess and fondly-remembered opulence.
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Despite the stars' turbulent relationship and on-set animosity, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? went on to receive five Oscar nominations -- winning one for Best Costume Design -- and was a smash hit at the box office, revitalizing Davis and Crawford's waning careers.
Murphy, creator of the American Horror Story and American Crime Story franchises, also directed several episodes of the new series.
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Alongside Lange and Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan features a cast of acclaimed stars including Stanley Tucci -- playing Warner Bros. studios head Jack Warner -- and Alfred Molina as What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? director Robert Aldrich. Kathy Bates, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sarah Paulson also co-star.
Feud: Bette and Joan premieres March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
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