The series will focus on famous feuds, as the title suggests, with the first season focusing on Joan Crawford and Bette Davis’ animosity on the set of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Jessica Lange will star as Crawford and Susan Sarandon will play Davis. Jones will play legendary actress Olivia de Havilland, who was a friend of Davis’ in real life.
Zeta-Jones won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2003 for her role in the big-screen adaptation of “Chicago.” She is also known for roles in films including “The Mask of Zorro” and “Entrapment.”
Brad Pitt will executive produce the series under his Plan B Entertainment banner, along with producing partner Dede Gardner. Murphy will also serve as an executive producer on the series, with Sarandon and Lange also getting producer credits. Fox 21 Television Studios will produce.
Stanley Tucci will play famed studio boss Jack Warner on the series, while Alfred Molina will play film director Robert Aldrich. In addition, Dominic Burgess will appear as co-star Victor Buono and Judy Davis will play famed gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
“Feud” will mark Murphy’s third FX anthology series, joining the ranks of “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story.” Murphy also created and produces the Fox series “Scream Queens.”
Thrilled that Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining FEUD as Oscar-winner Olivia de Havilland.