Bette v Joan

susan sarandon and Jes­sica lange take cen­tre stage in the story of Hol­ly­wood’s great­est ri­valry

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Check out this fab snap of Hol­ly­wood stars Susan Sarandon and Jes­sica Lange as Tin­sel­town leg­ends Bette Davis and Joan Craw­ford in glam­orous saga Feud: Bette and Joan.

BBC2 has just snapped up the rights to screen the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Amer­i­can drama, which will be shown on the chan­nel later this year.

The eight-part se­ries, which also fea­tures Cather­ine Zeta Jones as Olivia de Hav­il­land, has been co-cre­ated and cowrit­ten by Ryan Mur­phy, who gave us Glee. It ex­plores how the pair’s off-screen ri­valry played out on screen in the clas­sic 1962 film What­ever Hap­pened to Baby Jane? and how both ac­tresses faced ageism and sex­ism.

‘There was a very rich, his­tor­i­cal as­pect to this feud,’ ex­plains Os­car win­ner Susan. ‘But at the bot­tom of it was pain that they both shared.’

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