Fresh off her first Oscar win, might Kate Winslet already be eying an Emmy?
According to Variety, Kate Winslet is attached to a new miniseries adaptation of the James M. Cain novel “Mildred Pierce,” a project potentially earmarked for HBO.
Oscar nominee Todd Haynes (“Far From Heaven”) will write and direct “Mildred Pierce,” which was previously brought to the big screen by director Michael Curtiz. That 1945 feature was a Best Picture nominee and earned an Oscar for Joan Crawford.
Winslet would star as Mildred Pierce, who leaves her philandering husband, only to find that independence brings about a noir-ish world of infidelities, double-dealing and, yeah, murder.
After five previous nominations without a win, Winslet snagged an Academy Award earlier this year for “The Reader.”
While she’s stuck mostly to movie work, Winslet earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for a memorable guest starring role on “Extras,” a role which amusing presaged her Oscar win.
The trade emphasizes that HBO hasn’t actually reached a deal for “Mildred Pierce” and is only the current front-runner, so stay tuned.