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Guy Pearce joins Kate Winslet's Mildred Pierce

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Story by Jack Foley

GUY Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo have joined the cast of HBO’s Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet.

The five-hour mini-series features Oscar winner Winslet as a Los Angeles-based Depression era mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love.

It’s based on the novel by James M. Cain, which has previously been turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Joan Crawford.

Todd Haynes, who made the critically-acclaimed Far From Heaven, will write the script (along with Jon Raymond) and direct the drama.

Filming is due to begin next month in New York.

Pearce was most recently seen in the ensemble Oscar-winning war film The Hurt Locker, while Leo was nominated last year for Frozen River.

Between them, the trio lend extra weight to Mildred Pierce‘s already impressive TV credentials.