NBC’s hourlong pilot Hatfields & McCoys has added three new cast members.
Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business), and Nick Westrate (Mildred Pierce) have all signed on for the modern-day take on the infamous feud. A death reignites the long-standing feud between the two families, and the blue-collar McCoys go after the Hatfields’ wealth and power as both sides vie for control of the city of Pittsburgh.
Bush will play Emma McCoy, a doctor, and the oldest sibling and “shining star of the family.” Her mother, Eloise McCoy (Virginia Madsen) manipulates her son, Patrick (Jesse Lee Soffer), into seeking revenge against the Hatfields after her husband is murdered.
De Mornay will play the central character Mary Hatfield, the mayor of Pittsburgh and matriarch of the Hatfield family. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Hatfield runs the city through her family’s development company and political connections. While Mary has actually married into the Hatfield family, she quickly becomes the center of the clan, and all decisions have to go through her.
Westrate will play Mary Hatfield’s smug son, Randall, who is a suspect in the death of one of the McCoys.
This new take on the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is written by John Glenn (Eagle Eye), directed by Michael Mayer (Smash), and executive produced by Charlize Theron. The feud was most recently portrayed in the History Channel miniseries of the same name, which was the network’s first aired scripted drama. The series was generally well received by critics and received several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Kevin Costner, who played “Devil Anse” Hatfield) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Tom Berenger, who played Jim Vance).
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