Tom Hollander, Calista Flockhart and Diane Lane join the cast of Feud 2, the anthology series by Ryan Murphy
After Naomi Watts and Chloë Sevigny joined the cast of Feud 2: Capote’s Women, the production has revealed that there will also be in the cast Tom Hollander, Calista Flockhart And Diane Lane.
The anthological series created by Ryan Murphy will therefore soon return to the screens and the list of interpreters involved in the project is starting to be outlined.
At the moment neither FX, the network on which the miniseries airs, nor 20th Television, the production company together with Plan B and Ryan Murphy Productions, have released comments regarding the roles entrusted to the new entries in the cast. But we know that Tom Hollander will play the protagonist Truman Capote, while Calista Flockhart will play Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy’s sister, and Diane Lane will be Slim Keith.
Feud 2: Capote’s Women is based on Laurence Leamer’s novel Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era and will be set in the 1970s. The story tells the period in which the protagonist published La Côte Basque 1965 in Esquire in 1975, with which he betrayed many of his friends, called “swans”, revealing their most scandalous secrets to the world. The article was supposed to be a chapter of Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers, a follow-up to the bestseller A Cold Blooded, and instead became the cause why many people turned away from him without any second thoughts. The book ends with the death of Truman Capote in 1984.
In the miniseries Naomi Watts will star as Babe Paley, wife of CBS boss Bill Paley, and Chloë Sevigny as CZ Guest. Filming for the second season is expected to begin in New York in the fall of 2022.
The 8 episodes are directed by Gus Van Sant, with two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters – Family secrets) in charge of writing the scripts. The latter will also be involved as showrunner. The miniseries stars Baitz themselves, Van Sant and Watts, Murphy and Dede Gardner, and Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall as executive producers.