Susan Sarandon bringing Barbara Stanwyck’s The Big Valley to the big screen

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Falling into the category of “really?”, Susan Sarandon will be playing Victoria Barkley in the big screen adaptation of the 60’s TV show ‘The Big Valley’.  The role was originally made famous by Ms. Barbara Stanwyck.

I have not seen a single episode of the show, but it’s about a widowed mother who raises her kids by herself on her ranch.  The show was somewhat controversial at the time because Ms. Stanwyck played the mother as a very strong, dominating character, which was unusual at the time.  Now, of course, that’s not so unusual, so I’m not sure what twist they’re going to put on the movie to update it.

Susan Sarandon

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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