The 1960s TV Western Big Valley, which starred Barbara Stanwyck, will get the feature film treatment, Variety reports. Daniel Adams, who will direct the movie, wrote the script and developed the plot — which includes elements from the pilot and several episodes — with with series creators Louis F. Edelman (along with his daughter Kate Edelman) and A.I. Bezzerides. Roles have yet to be cast, but in the series, Stanwyck played the widowed matriarch of a wealthy family living in Stockton, Calif., in the 1800s. The show ran from 1964-69 on ABC and helped launch the careers of Lee Majors and Linda Evans. Filming on the movie is expected to start in April.
Classic TV Western 'Big Valley' headed to the big screen
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