Paxton is best known for his work on TV's "Big Love," and in the films "Tombstone," "True Lies," "Apollo 13," "Twister" and "Titanic."
He will play the role of Randall McCoy in "Hatfields," Nancy Dubuc, History's president and general manager, announced Tuesday.
Kevin Reynolds, who directed Costner in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," has signed on to direct "Hatfields," which will chronicle the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two U.S. states in the 19th century, History said.
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