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First look at Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford

First look at Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford

Susan Sarandon is Bette Davis and Jessica Lange is Joan Crawford in Feud.

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange appear completely transformed into Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, respectively, on the cover of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The two Oscar winning actresses play two Oscar winners from the past in the first season of the FX series Feud.

Davis and Crawford had many things in common: Both were huge movie stars in the 1930s and 40s, both had won Academy Awards and both had several failed marriages.

They also hated each other.

But by 1962 with good movie roles scarce, the two Hollywood legends joined forces to star in the classic film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The movie was a huge hit but the off-stage drama continued when Davis was nominated for an Academy Award and Crawford was not.

Davis lost to Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker and Crawford had arranged to accept the award for Bancroft who could not attend the ceremony.

The actresses re-teamed for the thriller Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte but there was friction and Crawford left the production early on and was replaced by Olivia de Havilland.

The series premieres on 5 March and also in the cast are Alfred Molina, Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.