I'm a little late in posting this. After all, this news broke in mid-August, so timely I'm not. But I wanted to share, so indulge me.
I read that the glorious Kate Winslet is possibly signing on for a five-hour miniseries adaptation of James M. Cain's novel "Mildred Pierce." Now, I think Kate's right up there with Meryl Streep, as both could play a phone booth convincingly. But "Mildred Pierce"?
What's startling about the announcement is that the 1945 film version of "Mildred Pierce" is great stuff and features Joan Crawford in an iconic role, the one that signaled a comeback and won her an Oscar.
Still, I won't try to judge, as Kate will surely bring her own fine interpretation to the role. But my gut reaction is "why?"
So, let's hear from you. Take my poll and tell me if you think it's a good idea. Once the poll closes and I know the results, I'll write at length about the movie, which I saw again over the summer.
If this remake happens, the next question I have is, "Who will play Mildred's spoiled daughter, Veda?" Despite the perfect typecasting, please don't let it be Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton.