„The Hatfields and McCoys” recounts the story of “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, who at first were close friends during the Civil War. But when they returned to their respective homes in West Virginia and neighboring Kentucky, assorted tensions, misunderstandings and resentments eventually fueled an all-out family feud — one that, as it escalated, nearly brought the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
Kevin Costner (The Untouchables, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard and Open Range) will star, playing the role “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton ( three Golden Globe nominations for his work on HBO’s “Big Love” and other credits include Apollo 13, Titanic and Near Dark) will play Randall McCoy.
Kevin Reynolds is best known for directing two major projects: Waterworldand Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. He did direct a compelling adaptation of Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo, only to stumble once more with the underwhelming take on Tristan & Isolde. His cinematic canvases are large enough for him to paint outsized characters but detailed enough to invoke the primal intimacies of war, love, and legend with an intimacy.
Kevin Reynolds will collaborated with costumes designer Doug Hall.
Doug Hall created the costumes for a string of well-received independent films including James Keach’s “The Stars Fell on Henrietta” (in which Thornton played a role), Jack Green’s Traveller and Geoff Murphy’s Don’t Look Back. He was costume designer for Robert Duvall’s The Apostle, Tony Kaye’s American History X, James Foley’s The Corrupter and Paul Marcus’ s The Breakup as well as a number of Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilms. He served as art director for the movie Three of Hearts .
Doug Hall was nominated for an Emmy Award for costume design for his work on the television film The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. His other television credits include Spring Awakening and The Substitute Wife.
The production design will be served by Derek Hill, designer and art direction of Into the Wild, House, M.D., What About Brian, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Any Given Sunday, Three Kings, Hurlyburly, The Postman, and JFK.
„The Hatfields and McCoys” is being produced for HISTORY by Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif will serve as an executive producer on the project with Herb Nanas and Darrell Fetty producing for Thinkfactory Media. Writer is Ted Mann (Deadwood, Emmy® winner NYPD Blue, Luck). Revisions by Ron Parker (Emmy winner for Broken Trail, Emmy nominated Joan of Arc). Executive Producers for HISTORY are Nancy Dubuc and Dirk Hoogstra.
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