Evan Rachel Wood Lands New Role on HBO

March 7, 2010 by  

Long live the queen. Evan Rachel Wood, best known to True Blood fans as vampire queen Sophie-Ann Leclerq, will play alongside Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce in HBO’s miniseries Mildred Pierce.

The basic story revolves around a single mother trying to survive Los Angeles amidst the Great Depression. As her financial situation improves, Mildred’s relationship with her eldest daughter wavers.

Winslet is set to play the title character in the five-hour miniseries. As of right now, Wood‘s role has not been announced, but speculation suggests she’ll play Winslet’s daughter, Veda.

Mildred Pierce will be an adaptation of James M. Cain’s noir novel of the same title. The project will be directed by Todd Haynes and filming will take place in New York from April through June.

We’ll see how this vampire queen holds the screen with her new co-stars. Definitely something to look forward to.





(Photo credit: HBO Inc., screencap by James)