Oscar® and Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet ("Revolutionary Road," "The Reader") stars in the title role of the HBO Miniseries presentation Mildred Pierce, along with SAG Award nominee Guy Pearce ("The Hurt Locker," "Memento"), Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood ("The Wrestler," HBO's "True Blood"), Gotham Award winner Brían O'Byrne ("Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," "FlashForward"), SAG Award nominee James LeGros ("Skateland," "Mercy"), Oscar® nominee Melissa Leo ("Frozen River," HBO's "Treme"), Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee and Emmy® winner Mare Winningham ("George Wallace," "Georgia") and Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Hope Davis (HBO's "The Special Relationship" and "In Treatment").
Directed by Oscar®, Golden Globe and WGA nominee Todd Haynes ("I'm Not There," "Far from Heaven") from a script by Haynes and Jon Raymond, Mildred Pierce is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter's love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles. The five-part miniseries, produced in association with MGM, will follow the story laid out by James M. Cain in his 1941 novel of the same name. Emmy® nominees Christine Vachon ("I'm Not There," HBO's "Mrs. Harris") and Pam Koffler (HBO's "Mrs. Harris" and "The Notorious Bettie Page"), John Wells ("Southland," "The Company Men") and Todd Haynes executive producer two-time Emmy® winner Ilene Landress (HBO's "The Sopranos") co-executive produces.
Limited series drama follows divorced single mum Mildred Pierce who decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.