An actress whose breakthrough role in the 1983 movie “Risky Business” made a lasting impact has joined NBC’s "Hatfields & McCoys" project. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that Rebecca De Mornay will play Mary Hatfield.
De Mornay, also known for movies including "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle," “Backdraft” and the TV adaptation of “The Shining,” played a call girl who seduces high school student Tom Cruise in “Risky Business.” She joins NBC’s modern update on the legendary family feud.
The logline says, “Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two legendary families. 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.”
Other cast members include Virginia Madsen, who will play Eloise McCoy, and Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Patrick McCoy. The project comes after History drew 14 million viewers last May for its miniseries of the same name.