MILDRED PIERCE: Trailer and teaser for the HBO miniseries
James M. Cain’s 1941 novel, Mildred Pierce, has already provided the basis for a classic film. Joan Crawford played the tough lower middle class single mom to perfection in 1945′s Mildred Pierce, co-starring Ann Blyth (Veda), Jack Carson (Wally), Eve Arden (Ida), and Zachary Scott (Monte). As a fan of both the book and the film, I was very excited to hear that HBO was producing a miniseries based on the story, starring Kate Winslet in the title role. Win, win. Evan Rachel Wood stars as Mildred’s daughter, Veda, and Guy Pearce will recreate the role of the slick and suave Monte Beragon. The five part miniseries is set to premiere in March 2011, so check out the trailer and teaser videos below.
And for a little taste of nostalgia, here’s the trailer for the original film. If you haven’t seen it, rent, buy, or steal it at once. Fun fact: Mildred Pierce was not James M. Cain’s only novel to be translated to the silver screen. He also wrote The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. If you’re into film noir or vintage crime novels, put Cain’s books on your “To Be Read” list immediately.