Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stephen Moyer as a cowboy to star in " The Big Valley "

Stephen Moyer is trading in vampires for valleys.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the English actor -- who plays Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood -- has signed on to star opposite Jessica Lange in the feature film version of the 1965-69 western TV series The Big Valley.

Lange will star as ranching family matriarch Victoria Barkley, a role played on the small screen by Barbara Stanwyck.

As the trade tells us, "Moyer will play Jarrod Barkley, the family's respected attorney who represents ranchers fighting to keep their land from being taken by railroad companies. Richard Long played him on the TV series."

Filming begins next month in Louisiana. Daniel Adams penned the script and will direct. The film's official site can be found here.


Rita said...

I think this is very interesting as this
was a very big show back in the 1970's
so i wander who he will play.

linda said...

I remember watching Big Valley as a child and have warm fuzzy feelings for it, like comfort food. Happy for Stephen and I look forward to seeing him in a Western *heehaw*.