September 9th, 2011
06:09 PM ET
The History Channel’s upcoming project “The Hatfields and McCoys” is sounding better all the time. Jena Malone has signed on to the star-studded miniseries about America’s biggest family feud, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Malone (“Bastard Out of Carolina,” “Stepmom,” “Into the Wild”) will play Nancy McCoy, a conniving cousin who exacts revenge on the Hatfields for murdering her father.
Kevin Costner (Anse Hatfield) and Bill Paxton (Randall McCoy) lead the cast as the heads of the clashing clans. Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Lindsay Pulsipher have also joined the cast.
Kevin Reynolds (“Red Dawn,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”) is on board to direct the dramatic miniseries, which will shoot in Romania.
Though the History Channel’s controversial miniseries “The Kennedys” flopped (and ultimately aired on the ReelzChannel), the network is ready to try again with “The Hatfields and McCoys.”
The project will air next year to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the bloody Hatfield and McCoy battle, which attracted international headlines.
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