Here's a trailer for HBO's upcoming miniseries Mildred Pierce, based on the James M. Cain novel about a woman navigating Great Depression America, trying to keep herself, and her daughters, afloat in society. By becoming a waitress!
Oh, did you think when I said "slums it" I meant that it was slumming for movie actress Kate Winslet to do a TV miniseries? I didn't! This is HBO and it's directed by Todd Haynes. And it's at least five hours long. In some ways this is more prestigious than an actual feature film. That said, the trailer is troublingly devoid of anything terribly exciting, and I'm still wary of Evan Rachel Wood after her somewhat disastrous turns on True Blood. The opera sequences look pretty, anyway.