Kate Winslet will star in an upcoming mini-series that’s been green lit by HBO, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The mini-series is "Mildered Pierce." Based on a James M. Cain novel, it was made into a classic film noir in1945, starring Joan Crawford as a single mother during Depression-era Los Angeles. Crawford snared the Best Actress Oscar for her tour-de-force performance.
The mini-series will be made by Todd Haynes, who previously has shown a greaet feel for the period in his 2002 feature "Far From Heaven." Production starts in April.
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