Lange will play the matriarch of a wealthy ranching family in the 1870s. The role was originally played by Barbara Stanwyck.
Lange won Oscars for her performances in Tootsie and Blue Sky. Recently she won an for her Emmy Award for her portrayal of Edith Bouvier in HBO's Grey Gardens. On stage ,she's been seen in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie on Broadway and in the West End.