Jesse Lee Soffer will play Patrick McCoy in the pilot, which is being executive produced by Charlize Theron
Jesse Lee Soffer is moving from "As the World Turns" to a whole new level of family drama.
Soffer, who played Will Munson on the daytime soap from 2004 until its conclusion in 2010, has signed on for NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot, playing Patrick McCoy.
The actor most recently starred in Fox's drama "The Mob Doctor," which Fox decided not to order more episodes of last year.
The "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot, which is being executive produced by Charlize Theron, among others, re-sets the legendary family feud in modern-day Pittsburgh, when a startling death re-ignites the quarrel between the blue-collar McCoys and the wealthy, powerful Hatfields.
Soffer joins a cast that also includes "Sideways" actress Virginia Madsen, as Eloise McCoy.
Soffer's casting was first reported by Deadline.