Kate Winslet Joins “Mildred Pierce” Mini

Kate Winslet will star in a new mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain’s classic novel “Mildred Pierce” reports Variety.

The story follows a bored housewife who gets into the restaurant business, an enterprise that leads to backstabbing, romance and murder.

Todd Haynes (“I’m Not There,” “Far from Heaven”) adapted the script and will direct the project.

‘Pierce’ was previously adapted into an Oscar-winning Joan Crawford film in 1945.