HBO has finally released the first trailer for thier upcoming miniseries Mildred Pierce. When you hear that name most of you think of the 1945 adaptation that starred Joan Crawford, but this remake features another Academy Award winner, Kate Winslet. The actress takes on the title role and goes head to head with Evan Rachel Wood in the feature directed by Todd Haynes. Check it out…
Mildred Pierce is based on the 1941 novel of the same name written by James M. Cain. It centers on a housewife and mother of two who breaks from her unfaithful husband and tries to support herself and the children during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The film co-stars Guy Pearce, and is scheduled to air during the spring of 2011 and will be broken up into 5 parts.
If you’ve never seen the original film or have no idea how Crawford played the character, here’s the trailer.
These are definitely two different takes on the novel. The basic premise is there but it looks like Haynes version will really explore all the dirty cracks, and crevices that might have been considered too risque for the original.
What do you think of the trailer for Mildred Pierce? Are you interested in watching the film?