Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange to star in 'Feud'

Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are teaming up to star in a Ryan Murphy production.

Story highlights

  • The Ryan Murphy-produced miniseries will run on FX
  • Joan Crawford and Bette Davis famously feuded

(CNN)One of Hollywood's most famous rivalries is reportedly getting the Ryan Murphy treatment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are set to star in season one of a new FX miniseries, produced by Murphy and titled "Feud."
    "Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the eight-episode first season revolves around the legendary rift between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis that occurred during the making of 1962 feature film 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?,'" the publication reports. "The rivalry between the two stars was paramount to the movie's popularity at the time."
    Davis and Crawford famously did not get along and the tension on the set of 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" spilled over after filming was completed.
    Years later Davis told Barbara Walters in an interview that Crawford had actively campaigned against her to win an Academy Award for her role in the film. Anne Bancroft went on to win the award that year for "The Miracle Worker" over Davis, and Crawford accepted the Oscar on Bancroft's behalf.
    "I felt badly," Davis told Walters. "I thought I should have had [the Oscar]."
    "Feud" is set to be an anthology, like Murphy's "American Horror Story" franchise and "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
    Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess are also set to appear in "Feud." Brad Pitt will serve as an executive producer.