While we are eagerly anticipating the second season of Splash Gossip Girl
reboot – presumably stuffed with more IT bags, dramatic showdowns and toxic love triangles – Manhattan’s elite await There’s another glossy guilt on the wings: the long-delayed second in the Ryan Murphy-produced anthology series Feud
part. What’s the point this time? The true story of Truman Capote and his socialites, whom he called “swans.”
Back in April, Deadline revealed, The follow-up to the show’s first season of Bubble, Feud: Bette and Joan
– Narrated by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange’s vicious rivalry between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford – titled Feud: Women of Capote . Playing the charming Babe Paley, one of Capote’s closest friends and wife of CBS founder William S. Paley, will be Naomi Watts. Meanwhile, Gus Van Sant will direct, and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz will write and host all eight episodes , inspired by Laurence Leamer’s bestseller Women of Capote: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and Swan Song in an Age .
Then, in August , Variety Reported that the show found its Capote, too: Pride and Prejudice and Tom Hollander of Gosford Park shocks after publishing an exposé of his most powerful confidante caught the prolific novelist when he became a pariah. Joining him will be the eternal New York It-girl Chloë Sevigny as CZ Guest, the cover girl and muse of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali; Diane Lane as Slim Keith, Howard Hawks’ ex-wife , credited for discovering Lauren Bacall; Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy’s radiant sister, married to a Polish prince.
When Capote was in cold blood . However, his next novel will be less popular among his acquaintances: Unfinished Answered Prayers , a shameful telling All, dig their lives for material. When its chapter “La Côte Basque, 98,” appears in
, apparently its characters are disguised versions of Capote’s friends, some of whom dabbled in extramarital affairs, one of whom shot her husband. Cue the mass exodus of so-called swans and the almost total social isolation of writers.