Now, the story of Capote’s transformation from social butterfly to social outcast will be the subject of Ryan Murphy’s latest Feud series, dubbed Feud: Capote’s Swans. Oscar-winning director Gus Van Sant will be behind the camera, while Naomi Watts has so far been the only actor confirmed to star. She will play Babe Paley, arguably Capote’s closest friend, and the one that he was the most hurt to lose. In the year’s following his betrayal, she died from cancer, and their lack of reconciliation reportedly haunted him.
According to Deadline, the hunt is on for the other Swans. ‘Worldwide search is underway for an actor to play Capote in Capote’s Women. Other Oscar-nominated and winning actresses are being approached to star alongside Watts playing Capote’s Socialite Swans, including Slim, Pamela, Lee, Gloria and C.Z., as well as Johnny Carson’s second wife Joanne Carson, a good friend of Capote’s who remained close to him until his death. Casting these roles is expected to kick into high gear next week, spearheaded by the miniseries’ producing team of Baitz, Watts and Van Sant.’
The show will reportedly begin filming later this year.