Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore to reunite?

Deadline tells all:

“Mildred Pierce” executive producer and director Todd Haynes has re-teamed with the HBO miniseries' executive producers John Wells and Christine Vachon for another period HBO project -- drama series “Dope.”

Just like “Mildred Pierce,” which starred Oscar winner Kate Winslet, an A-list feature actress, Julianne Moore, is circling “Dope,” which is based on Sara Gran's novel.

Haynes would potentially direct the project, now in development, from a script by Gran who adapted her book.

Dope takes place in New York around 1950 and centers on a woman who re-enters her life after being away at the farm to treat her heroin addiction and becomes a private eye.

“Dope” would extend Moore's relationship with HBO. She stars in the pay-cable network's upcoming film about the 2008 presidential election, “Game Change,” portraying former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The Depression-era “Mildred Pierce” is the most nominated program at the upcoming 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards with 21 noms, including one in the newly consolidated Best Movie/Miniseries Category.


  1. My slight disappointment with "Mildred Pierce" aside, Haynes' two films that starred Julianne Moore brought out the best of both of them, so I'm excited for this.

  2. What did you see in [SAFE]? I couldn't make heads or tails of it.