Michael Ausiello
August 14, 2009 AT 11:20 AM EDT

Kate Winslet better make room in her crowded trophy case for an Emmy.

Killer Films is developing a five-hour TV miniseries adaptation of James M. Cain’s Depression-era novel Mildred Pierce with the Oscar winner attached to headline. The project, which is being shopped to cable (including HBO), centers on a single mom struggling for independence during the Great Depression.

Mildred comes with some built-in awards cache: The 1945 film version netted Joan Crawford her first Academy Award.

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