Already spawned into a feature film, James M. Cain's 1941 novel "Mildred Pierce" is going to be adapted into a miniseries as well. Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has been attached to star as the titular character, Mildred Pierce, a middle-class mother of two who attempts to maintain her and her family's social position during the Great Depression.
Set to be in the writing credit and behind the lens is Todd Haynes, the director and scriptwriter of Bob Dylan's biopic "I'm Not There". There has been no network yet that has secured the broadcasting right but sources told Variety that HBO is the front runner in the race.
Four years after its publication, "Mildred Pierce" the novel was made into a movie starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott among others. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Crawford eventually won hers, taking the prize as Best Actress.