HBO Picks Up Winslet-Starrer Mildred Pierce


HBO has picked up helmer Todd Haynes’ five-hour miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” starring Kate Winslet. The premium cable network will co-produce with MGM, Killer Films and John Wells Productions.

Haynes is directing the adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel, which centers on Mildred Pierce Beragon (Winslet), a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles.

Haynes and Jon Raymond co-wrote the script.