February 28, 2013 6:59pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Rebecca De Mornay to Topline NBC's 'Hatfields & McCoys'
NBC's leads for its modern-day Hatfields & McCoys are set.
Rebecca De Mornay has been tapped to star as the leader of the Hatfields in the network's drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two legendary families. Unleashing decades of resentment, the blue-collar McCoys will put the Hatfields' wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.
De Mornay will play Mary Hatfield, a sophisticated, wealthy and driven woman who's the mayor of Pittsburgh and who runs the city through the family's development company and political connections. Although she married into the family, at this point, she is the family, and all decisions go through her. According to her estranged husband, she's changed and is holding onto a private heartache from years ago.
Relative newcomer Nick Westrate (Mildred Pierce) will play De Mornay's son, Randall, a smug rich kid with a lot to prove and a suspect in the death of a McCoy.
Virginia Madsen will play Eloise McCoy, the vengeful and calculated head of the rival family, who, after her husband is murdered, manipulates her son, Patrick McCoy (Jesse Lee Soffer), into staying to take revenge on the Hatfields. One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush will play her daughter, Emma McCoy, the family's highest hope and eldest sibling.
Eagle Eye's John Glenn will pen the script and executive produce alongside Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix, Dawn Olstead and Beau Flynn. Smash's Michael Mayer will direct the ABC Studios drama.
De Mornay (Risky Business, John From Cincinnati, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle) is repped by Binder & Associates.