Stephen Moyer heads to ‘Valley’

'True Blood' star joins Lange in film

Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) will co-star in the indie feature version of “The Big Valley” opposite Jessica Lange.

Moyer will play the role of the eldest son Jarrod Barkley in the period story of a wealthy ranching family. Lange’s portraying Victoria Barkley in the role originated by Barbara Stanwyck in the 1960s TV series.

Production starts July 26 in Baton Rouge, La.

“The Big Valley” is written and directed by Daniel Adams with the screenplay inspired by the original pilot from the TV series. The film is exec produced by Kate Edelman Johnson, whose late father Louis F Edelman created the series, and produced by Straw Weisman and Steven Brandman.

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  1. Aimee Cooper says:

    Please don’t mess it up, as so many wonderful shows from the past have been when made into movies (like The Mod Squad.) I loved the adventure, and the bittersweet family moments, and the relationships that evolved fifully, but eventually, into respect and love, between newly found brothers, between brother and sister (remember in the first episode where Audra challenged Heath’s claim by trying to seduce him, and he was amused by her spunk… but eventually they became brother and sister in their hearts. Or when Heath was shot and Nick was all set to get revenge, claiming he was his father’s son and knew what he had to do; and Victoria shot back, you WERE his son, you’re MINE now, and I’m asking you to respect my wishes.” Great scene between Victoria and Nick (or the one where Nick goes off because he fears he may have contracted rabies, and he says goodbye to his mother without uttering a word. How they will get all the emotions that went on for years, into one movie, sounds like a pretty tough screenplay to create. I’m so hoping they treat the tv show with respect, and not change the souls and personalities of the characters into something else (like was so horribly done in Los in Space and The Mod Squad.) And please keep the music just the way it was: perfect!!

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