Charlize Theron's pilot 'Hatfields & McCoys' gets home at NBC
Charlize Theron's "Hatfields & McCoys" has earned a drama pilot order from NBC.
Theron is set to executive produce a new pilot, "Hatfields & McCoys" - which is a modern-day take on the notorious 1860s conflict - and NBC is officially getting into the drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The drama is set in present-day Pittsburgh and begins when a startling death reignites the legendary feud between the previously opposing families. Unearthing decades of resentment, the blue collar McCoys will put the Hatfields' wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.
Theron is set to executive produce the pilot episode alongside A.J. Dix, Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn, with "Eagle Eye" writer John Glenn set to pen the script.
The drama, which hails from ABC Studios, Denver & Delilah, Tower Hill, Beau Flynn Productions and Grady Girl, does not yet have a release date.
Another drama based on the famous feud, also called "Hatfields & McCoys," aired on the History channel in May 2012 and starred Kevin Coster and Bill Paxton. The six-hour mini-series, which chronicled the bitter blood feud between two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border, earned Coster a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series in 2012.
Theron is known for her work in films such as "Monster," "The Italian Job" and "Hancock," as well as her 2012 sci-fi mystery "Prometheus." The actress also has producing credits with a number of films including "Monster," "Sleepwalking" and her 2011 film "Young Adult," which earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress.