The Titanic star began her acting career on British TV in the 1990s before breaking into Hollywood movies.
Now she’s returning to the small screen in a mini-series of Mildred Pierce, playing a proud single mother in Depression-era Los Angeles.
The Sopranos’ Ilene Landress will produce the series for U.S. network HBO, while Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond are helming the script.
Joan Crawford starred in the 1945 film adaptation, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Filming on the series is due to start in New York in April (10).