Demi Moore has joined the cast of the long-awaited second season of the Ryan Murphy FX anthology series Feud, which has been in the works for five years.
Corresponding diversityThe new eight-episode season follows the true story of how famed novelist and screenwriter Truman Capote was friends with many members of New York’s high society until he published excerpts from his unfinished novel Answered Prayers, which details all the details about the New York City included Elite.
Moore, 59, will play socialite Ann Woodward, a former showgirl and radio actress who was accused of her husband’s murder in 1955.
As previously announced, Moore joins a cast for season two, subtitled Capote’s Women, alongside the likes of Tom Hollander, who plays Capote, Diane Lane, Calista Flockhart, Naomi Watts and Chloë Sevigny.
Famed filmmaker Gus Van Sant is on board to direct all eight episodes. He has made a name for himself in both independent and mainstream films, with a resume that includes Drugstore Cowboy (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991), To Die For (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997 ) and Milk (2008).
Jon Robin Baitz will write the new season and serve as showrunner.
In addition to starring, Watts will also serve as executive producer along with Murphy through Ryan Murphy Productions, Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall.
Feud’s second season comes five years after its eight-episode debut, Bette And Joan (2017), starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as Hollywood stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
It chronicled the well-documented rivalry between the two Hollywood legends during and after production of their psychological horror thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).
The series received critical acclaim, with high praise for the performances of Lange and Sarandon, and received multiple awards, including four Golden Globe Awards and 18 nominations at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, earning two for Outstanding Hairstyling and Makeup ( Non-Prosthetic) won.
It was originally reported that the sequel to Feud, subtitled Charles And Diana, would focus on Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. The subtitle was renamed Buckingham Palace, but ultimately the idea was scrapped in 2018.
Moore once had a reputation for being the highest-paid actress in film history when she signed on to star in Striptease (1996) for an unprecedented $12.5 million.
Just this year, she began filming horror film The Substance, which began in May but had to be put on hold when co-star Ray Liotta died suddenly and tragically later in the month.
In August, Deadline reported that the film was in production after Liotta’s role was recast, which was confirmed by iHorror.com, as well as by co-star Margaret Qualley in an interview with In the magazine.
Moore actually had one of her big breaks on television when she played Jackie Templeton on the popular soap General Hospital (1982-1984).
Most recently, her last two television roles were in the sci-fi drama series for Peacock, Brave New World (2020), which was canceled after one season, and Dirty Diana, which is based on her erotic podcast of the same name.
Moore is best known for her film roles in St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Ghost (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), Disclosure (1993) and the aforementioned Striptease (1996).