Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange will star in "Grey Gardens," a fact-based drama about two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy reports Variety. Commercials director Michael Sucsy wrote the script and will make his feature directing debut on the project this summer.
Barrymore will play Little Edie, and Lange will play her mother, Big Edie Bouvier Beale, the socialite cousin and aunt, respectively, of Kennedy Onassis. The Edies made headlines around the world when Jackie O herself materialized to rescue her family from public disgrace.
The Edies were then the subjects of "Grey Gardens," a 1976 docu by David and Albert Maysles which showed the women living in squalor. Years after their deaths, the Edies remain cult figures with large followings. The film will cover 40 years, and Kennedy Onassis will be a character in it.