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Sneak Peek: New 'Mildred Pierce' Trailer Brings The Drama (VIDEO)

by Chris Jordan, posted Sep 14th 2010 2:30PM
Goodbye film noir, hello stage drama.

The just-released trailer for the upcoming HBO five-part miniseries 'Mildred Pierce' is set in a Depression-era California that reeks of desperation but has touches of glamour when the pampered Veda takes to the opera stage.

In this version, Kate Winslet is the suffering single mom and Evan Rachel Wood plays Veda, her bratty, diva daughter. The miniseries directed by Todd Haynes of 'Far From Heaven' fame.

"She has something in her that that I thought I had,'' says Winslet's Pierce, in the midst of numerous slow-to-fade edits. "Haven't I've given you everything!'' Pierce later exclaims.

If we know Veda, the answer is no.

Haynes, judging from the trailer, has shifted 'Mildred' from the film noir "find the killer" drama of the 1945 movie version to a family drama of operatic intensity.

The '45 movie, based on James M. Cain's 1941 novel, starred Joan Crawford in an Academy Award-winning performance and Ann Blyth as Veda. The movie reignited Crawford's film career and is considered one of the great works of cinema.

The new 'Mildred Pierce' is due in spring 2011.


The 'Mildred Pierce' Trailer

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Jazzie30

This is gonna be hit series! I can't wait to watch it!



Proud to be a single mother

September 16 2010 at 5:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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