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.