Charlize Theron has had a pilot for Hatfields & McCoys, a modern-day take on the notorious US Civil War-era family feud, ordered by NBC.
The 37-year-old South African actress is executive producing the drama, which has been created by Eagle Eye screenwriter John Glenn.
Despite the identical title, Theron and Glenn’s Hatfields & McCoys is not related to the 2012 History mini-series, which starred Kevin Costner and took place in the 19th century.
Instead, the new drama takes place in the present day Pittsburgh, where an unexpected death re-ignites the decades-old feud between the wealthy, powerful Hatfields and blue-collar McCoys.
As well as Theron, the Hatfields & McCoys pilot will be executive produced by Hollywood mainstays Dawn Parouse Olmstead and Beau Flynn.
Astonishingly, this isn’t the only new project in the works at the moment called Hatfields & McCoys. History is currently developing a reality series featuring the descendents of the two families under that title too, according to Deadline.
NBC began working with Theron and Glen on the new project a week after History’s Hatfields & McCoys broke cable TV records in the States last June, averaging 13.8m viewers over three nights.
If you’d like to learn more about the historical Hatfield & McCoy feud, watch Kevin Costner explaining it in this video.