Susan Sarandon Out, Jessica Lange in for 'The Big Valley'

Despite being in negotiations to star as matriarch Victoria Barkley in Daniel Adams' and Kate Edelman Johnson's big screen remake of the '60s TV oater The Big Valley, Susan Sarandon is no longer involved. Instead, actress Jessica Lange will don the corset originally worn by the late, great Barbara Stanwyck.

Production will begin on July 19 on location in Baton Rouge. Set in the 1870’s, The Big Valley is the dramatic story of a wealthy ranching family and their conflicts.

Written and directed by Adams, the screenplay was inspired by the original pilot from the TV series, but also employs new material. The new film is being executive produced by Kate Edelman Johnson, whose late father Louis F. Edelman created the series, and produced by Straw Weisman and Steven Brandman.

20th Century Fox has a "first look" deal with the production company for all North American rights and Arclight
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