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Charlize Theron: Hatfields & McCoys Future Family Member
You probably heard that the Hatfields & McCoys series did pretty great for itself. Well, tighten your bootstraps, kiddos – a fad is brewing and there’s going to be a tidal wave of southern-fried family feuding in store for us.
That Hollywood would seek to turn an explosive success into an inferno of overkill is no shocker. What is surprising is that the first Hatfield & McCoy-inspired project to be green-lit actually looks like it’ll be good.
That’s a bold statement, I grant you. Especially since we’re talking about a “modern day adaptation” of the classic country blood vendetta.
We’re talking about Charlize Theron involved in it, though.
She’s best known for dominating the screen, but she’s done solid work behind the people behind the camera, too. As a producer, she has critically embraced films like The Burning Plain and Young Adult notched on her belt. Complex characters are a necessity for a feud story, and they seem to be her production strong suit.
I grant you, that doesn’t mean certain Emmy gold in the future. Higher echelons of Hollywood handling a TV project is hardly Midas at work. However, it does tend to elevate the tone. And the Tinseltown touch doesn’t end with Charlize. John Glenn, Eagle Eye director, is tied to this as well. He’s no savant, but he delivers an airtight thriller as far as plotting is concerned.
So from what little we can glimpse of this fad-driven question mark of a project, the future looks bright. Our culture is certainly hungry for this kind of fare. As we’ve noted often before, the “country noir” phase of crime fiction is still running strong as a Chevy. Backwoods feuds are all the rage on reality TV and shows like Justified alike.
It’s a smart gamble by NBC and a simple call to make a modernized Hatfields & McCoys. Blood justice is having its day. Now we just need to wait and see if it can hit the airwaves before they get over-saturated. With shows about Memphis, Texas and the Bible belt rising and falling faster than June bugs, that’s anybody’s guess.