The first installment stars Academy Award winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time — Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together. The pilot is based in part on the script "Best Actress" by Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam which Murphy purchased.
The cast also includes celebrated actors Alfred Molina as the film's director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis' co-star Victor Buono.
"Feud" is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios ("American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," "Homeland") and is executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Plan B Entertainment's Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner.