06/01/2012 04:09 pm ET Updated Jun 07, 2012

Charlize Theron: 'Hatfields And McCoys' Modern Day Series Coming From Actress

Charlize Theron is at work on a modern day retelling of the classic "Hatfields & McCoys" legend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Theron will serve as producer on the project that is currently in the works at ABC Studios.

UPDATE: According to, NBC is close to a deal to develop Theron's "Hatfields & McCoys" modern day retelling. Click over to for more info.

News of the potential new series comes after History's "Hatfields & McCoys" broke cable records. The three-part series starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton delivered record ratings. Its finale had more than 14 million viewers, beating the record the premiere set.

A modern day take on the famous feuding families fits right in with ABC's soapy brand, especially with breakout hit "Revenge."

For more on Theron's new project, click over to THR.

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