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Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood Confirmed for Haynes’ ‘Mildred Pierce’

It’s official folks, Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pearce are boarding Todd Haynes’ Mildred Pierce miniseries, Production Weekly reports that they’ll be filming for a seven-eight week shoot out of Killer Films’ backyard of New York, between April 12th to June 1st.

It’s official folks, Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pearce are boarding Todd Haynes’ Mildred Pierce miniseries, Production Weekly reports that they’ll be filming for a seven-eight week shoot out of Killer Films’ backyard of New York, between April 12th to June 1st. Kate Winslet is Mildred, and I believe that Wood will play the youngest daughter Kay, while a dapper Pearce could essentially play the wealthy Monty. This leaves, Bert Pierce, Mildred’s husband, their eldest daughter Vera, there is word that Chloë Sevigny might take that role – she has worked on other Killer Films projects (Kids, Boys Don’t Cry, Party Monster) and finally, there is one last part in Wally Fay – Bert’s former business partner – perhaps a David Strathairn type might fit the part.

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The HBO miniseries is co-written by Haynes and Jon Raymond (Kelly Reichardt’s scribe on her first two films), and is not a remake of the 1945 film, but an adaptation of James M. Cain’s classic noir novel, which centers on Mildred Pierce Beragon (Winslet), a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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