Lee Majors, Stephen Moyer

Lee Majors, who kicked off his career as young buck Heath Barkley in the 1965-69 TV western The Big Valley, has been tapped to play his old character's father, Tom Barkley, in a 2011 big-screen remake. "I have a beard I've been growing since July because they keep pushing back the start date," says Lee, who will get to kiss Jessica Lange (as his wife Victoria Barkley) before he's bumped off. "The story's very true to our original pilot. They just backed it up a few years so you get to know the father and set up his affair with another lady."

The delays in shooting, Lee tells me, may cost True Blood vampire Stephen Moyer his role as Tom's son, Jarrod Barkley. "We're now supposed to start in Louisiana the last week of November, but Stephen goes back to True Blood in L.A. in late November, so they may lose him." Wouldn't that suck... (Inquiries to Moyer's reps were not returned.)

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