Virginia Madsen

The McCoy family of NBC's modern-day Hatfields & McCoys is starting to take shape: Virginia Madsen has joined the McCoy clan, TVGuide.com has learned. 

Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two American legendary families, which was also recently dramatized in the Emmy-winning History Channel miniseries of the same name. Unleashing decades of resentment, the blue collar McCoys will put the Hatfields' wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.

 

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Madsen, whose credits include Sideways, Hell on Wheels and A Prairie Home Companion, will play Eloise McCoy, the matriarch of the family who is a self-educated woman with a tough background.

Eagle Eye scribe John Glenn will write and executive-produce with Charlize Theron.