Actress to star in feature version of TV series

Jessica Lange will star in a feature version of “The Big Valley” as the matriarch of a wealthy ranching family in the 1870s.

Pic, based on the 1960s Western TV series that starred Barbara Stanwyck, is set to start shooting on July 19 in Baton Rouge, La.

“The Big Valley” will be directed by Daniel Adams from his own screenplay, inspired by the original pilot from the ABC TV series.

Straw Weisman and Steven Brandman are producing; Kate Edelman Johnson, whose late father Louis F. Edelman created the series, exec produces.

Arclight Films is handling foreign rights sales.

Lange most recently won an Emmy Award for her performance as Edith Bouvier in HBO’s “Grey Gardens.”

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