Is Kate Winslet stepping into Joan Crawford’s perfectly polished pumps? EW.com reports that Winslet is currently in talks to star in a new mini-series adaptation of Mildred Pierce. The five-hour project is being shopped around to various cable networks, including HBO, and it’s based on James M. Cain’s Depression-era novel. The novel was also, of course, the basis for the 1945 film starring Ms. Crawford herself. Crawford played a protective single mother who’ll do anything for her children – even her spoiled, ungrateful teenage daughter played by Ann Blyth (seriously, you’ll want to slap that bitch). It’s a pure, melodramatic “woman’s picture” and it’s awesomely ridiculous. It netted Crawford an Oscar and the film itself nabbed Best Picture. While news of remakes generally make us cringe, this one potentially involves Kate Winslet so we’re loving it already. Start trying on your shoulder pads and penciling in those eyebrows, Kate. Mildred Pierce is calling for you!
Hey all! Apologies for the lack of regular posts lately. On the Marquee is taking a bit of a summer vacation. A "holiday," if you will - kinda like that Cary Grant movie. And speaking of which, Andrea is off to Grant's motherland, aka England, for some much needed R and R. Don't worry though, we'll be back and better than ever in no time! In the meantime, feel free to send us suggestions of posts you'd like to see!