We loved Ryan Murphy’s limited series “Feud” with Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, and we wondered what might come next. And now there’s an answer: “Feud: Capote’s Women,” based on the bestselling non-fiction book by Laurence Leamer, “Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era.” It’ll tell the story of late gay author Truman Capote and the circle of Manhattan socialites he called his “swans.” Fixtures like Babe Paley, Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest and Lee Radziwill (dearest youngs, go look them up) were Capote’s constant companions. Until he wrote about them, that is. And then there were none.
And who’s on board for this project? Tom Hollander (“Pride and Prejudice”) as Capote, which makes sense. But we all know Murphy loves his actresses, so he’s giving us, for starters, Chloë Sevigny, Naomi Watts, Diane Lane and Calista Flockhart. Acclaimed queer playwright Jon Robin Baitz is on the script and Gus Van Sant will direct. More casting news will come later, and production is set to begin this autumn in New York for a 2023 air date. Now, who wants to jumpstart a project as gay as this? Anyone? We’ll wait.