12 February 2013 4:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s Hatfields & McCoys pilot — a modern-day continuation of the legendary family feud — has cast Virginia Madsen (Sideways) as matriarch Eloise McCoy.

Set in present-day Pittsburgh, the prospective series will use a shocking death to once again pit the families against one another. Can the blue-collar McCoys usurp the Hatfields’ wealth and power as they each wrest for control of the city?

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Nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her turn in the 2004 film Sideways, Madsen’s most recent TV credits include Hell on Wheels, The Event »

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