Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Do these two look like Randall and Devil Anse? History Channel will make them McCoy, Hatfield
Next year's 150th anniversary of the start of the Hatfield-McCoy feud on the Kentucky-West Virginia border will be marked by a miniseries on the History Channel with an increasingly stellar cast. Bill Paxton, left, of "Big Love" will play clan leader Randall McCoy and Kevin Costner, right, will play his opposite number, Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield.
History announced this week that Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham will play brothers Jim and Wall Hatfield, brothers of Anderson, and Sally McCoy, wife of Randall. "The project follows the former friends and Civil War comrades who return home after the war to properties on opposite sides of the Tug [Fork of the Big Sandy] River border in Kentucky and West Virginia to increasing tensions that bring the neighboring states to the brink of another war," reports The Hollywood Reporter. Kevin Reynolds, director of Red Dawn, will direct the series for Thinkfactory Media. (Read more)