Feud: Bette and Joan is just 18 days away.
We're almost more excited about it than the Oscars despite reservations about the casting and tone. Indie Wire loves what they've seen of it so far. They even love that Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange read more like themselves rather than as mimics of Bette & Joan though I personally worry about this very thing. But we shall see. Anything that reminds contemporary audiences to seek out cultural knowledge of classics is something to be at least a little bit excited about.
Trailer and opening credit sequence are after the jump...
The trailer is narrated by Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta Jones) for reasons as yet unclear to us. De Havilland was personal friends with Bette but still... strange choice. Shouldn't Hedda Hopper (Judy Davis) have been narrating if someone needed to be? Judy Davis looks like she's having great fun as Hopper (who has of course been played by many actresses in the past, most recently Helen Mirren in Trumbo and Tilda Swinton as a fictionalized version of her type in Hail Caesar!
And, here's the title sequence which we're already hoping is nominated in our favorite low profile Emmy category: Best Main Titles.