Following the success of Mare of Easttown, Deadline brings word that Oscar winner Kate Winslet has officially found her next project with HBO in the form of another limited series titled Trust. Based on Hernan Diaz’s bestselling 2022 novel of the same name, Winslet has signed on for the leading role in the upcoming adaptation, which is still currently in development.
HBO nabbed the rights to the Trust novel following its first publication last May by Riverbooks. The TV adaptation will be executive produced by Winslet and Diaz.
“The story centers around a wealthy financier who is dissatisfied by a novel based on his life and his wife’s portrayal, so he asks a secretary to ghostwrite his memoir and set the record straight,” reads the synopsis. “The secretary, however, grows uncomfortably aware that he is rewriting history—and his wife’s place in it. Told in four different voices and genres, Trust is a narrative puzzle that subverts the notion of truth and who gets to define it.”
For her leading performance as Mare Sheehan in Mare of Easttown, Winslet won Emmy and Golden Globe awards both for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She will next be seen in James Cameron’s long-gestated sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.