has just announced details on a new miniseries called Mildred Pierce
, scheduled to debut in Spring 2011. The series stars Oscar and Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet
(Revolutionary Road, The Reader) and is directed by Oscar, Golden Globe and WGA nominee Todd Haynes
(I’m Not There, Far from Heaven) from a script by Haynes
and Jon Raymond
Mildred Pierce is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles. The five-part miniserie
s, produced in association with MGM, will follow the story laid out by James M. Cain in his 1941 novel of the same name.
The series also stars SAG Award nominee Guy Pearce
(The Hurt Locker, Memento), Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood
(The Wrestler, HBO’s True Blood), Gotham Award winner Brían O’Byrne
(Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, FlashForward), SAG Award nominee James LeGros
(Skateland, Mercy) Oscar nominee Melissa Leo
(Frozen River, HBO’s Treme), Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Mare Winningham
(George Wallace, Georgia) and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Hope Davis
(HBO’s The Special Relationship and In Treatment).
“We are particularly proud of the filmmakers who have come together around Mildred Pierce,” says Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries. “Todd Haynes, Kate Winslet and the rest of the team are creating a miniseries in five parts that is at once lush, appealing and searingly resonant in the current American economic landscape.”
Emmy nominees Christine Vachon
(I’m Not There, HBO’s Mrs. Harris) and Pam Koffler
(HBO’s Mrs. Harris and The Notorious Bettie Page), John Wells
(Southland, The Company Men) and Todd Haynes
executive produce; two-time Emmy winner Ilene Landress
(HBO’s The Sopranos) co-executive produces.
Premieres March 27
fonte: buzzfocus.comMildred Pierce Trailer #1 (HBO)