Mildred Pierce Movie Tie-in

HBO’s five-part adaptation of James M. Cain’s book Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet
and Evan Rachel Wood begins on March 27.

Director Todd Haynes used Cain’s original
1941 novel as the source, rather than the
1945 film noir classic starring Joan Crawford. He explains in an interview in ArtForum magazine:

When I began reading the novel,
I discovered that it bears scant resemblance to the film version.
The book felt so shockingly current.
It reflected what was happening right now. And then, of course, Mildred’s sexuality and the details of her erotic life…(trailer after the jump)
are so frank and surprising and vivid and not at all what you expect.

The Vintage/Knopf tie-in edition of the book releases next week.

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