Scoop: Kate Winslet bound for HBO?

kate-winslet-Ausiello_lKate Winslet better make room in her crowded trophy case for an Emmy.

Killer Films is developing a five-hour TV miniseries adaptation of James M. Cain’s Depression-era novel Mildred Pierce with the Oscar winner attached to headline.┬áThe project, which is being shopped to cable (including HBO), centers on a single mom struggling for independence during the Great Depression.

Mildred comes with some built-in awards cache: The 1945 film version netted Joan Crawford her first Academy Award.


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  • Kermonk

    I think you have little to write so you make up too much.
    Who knows how she’ll perform. She could be phoning it in.

  • kathgal

    I like Kate W, but the movie with Joan was just so great. She WAS Mildred and it was just perfect as it was.

  • Annie Hall

    just need to know – will there be hats?? original was a great hat/big shoulders flix — and who will play Eve Arden’s part?

    • Steven Casey

      Perez Hilton?

  • Chris

    Certain movies just shouldn’t be remade. There’s something sacrilegeous about it.

  • frank

    Leave Mildred alone. The song has been sung!

  • Joan

    If anyone can pull off another Mildred it would be Kate. I am like someone else here, hope they keep the 40’s look.

  • Stella Hemlock

    I agree entirely. If any actress can pull off Mildred Pierce it’s going to be Kate Winslet. Joan Crawford was amazing as Mildred and was awarded in kind. I’m on pins and needles waiting for this project to get going and be completed so I can see it!

  • Larry

    Kate is amazing–was not a fan at first. I think she “is” the best actress working today.

  • coots


    • bunky

      Did you forget that modern cinema is based on a tradition of storytelling that has us still performing (and filming) the same plays that westerners were doing 2,000+ years ago, right?

  • esquirrel

    Noooooo! what are they thinking? but hey, remember there was a “casablanca” tv show starring david soul.

  • DMJ

    There was so much in the movie to acclaim and yet so much from that same movie that was only hinted at or neglected in relation to the novel. If adapted well, this could be one of the best TV series ever and Ms. Winslet seems perfect for the role.

  • Vetinari

    I used to love Kate but when she puts on an American accent she loses her appeal to me, a lot of her personality disappears. So I can’t say I’m looking forward to this.

    • Jake

      Really? I think one of Kate’s roles with the MOST personality was in Eternal Sunshine, and she adopted an American accent for that!

  • jared4ever

    OMG…Definitely one of the all time best! My friends and i know all the dialogue by heart. Never expected it to be remade though. I wonder who will play Veda? Kate’s gonna have to work on her inner diva if she doesn’t want to disappoint though. Can’t wait.

  • thereader

    I adore Kate Winslet as the next guy and on HBO it surely won’t suck, but I’m not really excited about 5 hours of feminist melodram.

    Let’s hear some scoop about Game of Thrones(5 new roles cast), Lawman, Boardwalk Empire, Rectify, Spartacus or Walking Dead.

  • cait

    (ppsssst …. cachet …)

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