FX has released the second official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans.”
Tom Hollander, who plays Truman Capote in the series, faces off against the Swans in the trailer, which teases the story of the elite group of women that the “In Cold Blood” author surrounded himself with and the betrayal that led to their infamous falling out.
The group included grande dame Barbara “Babe” Paley (Naomi Watts), Slim Keith (Diane Lane), C.Z. Guest (Chloë Sevigny) and Lee Radziwill (Calista Flockhart).
“Enchanted and captivated by these doyennes, Capote ingratiated himself into their lives, befriending them and becoming their confidante, only to ultimately betray them by writing a thinly veiled fictionalization of their lives, exposing their most intimate secrets. When an excerpt from the book, Answered Prayers, Capote’s planned magnum opus, was published in Esquire, it effectively destroyed his relationship with his swans, banished him from the high society he so loved and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction from which he would ultimately never recover,” reads the official description.
Demi Moore, Treat Williams and Molly Ringwald are also featured among the cast. Moore portrays Ann Woodward, American socialite and Swan. Williams, who died in June 2023, plays Watts’ husband, TV executive William Paley, whose indiscretions are detailed in “La Côte Basque, 1965.” Ringwald portrays Joanne Carson, the Los Angeles socialite in whom Capote confides after his New York circle cuts him off.
Written for television by Jon Robin Baitz, “Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans” was directed by Gus Van Sant, Max Winkler and Jennifer Lynch. The show is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Baitz, Van Sant and Naomi Watts, who also stars as Babe Paley. It is produced by 20th Television.
“Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” premieres on FX on Jan. 31 with episodes on Hulu available to stream the day after. Watch the trailer below.