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Tom Hanks will produce HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins
HBO has ordered the four-hour miniseries "Olive Kitteridge," based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
The project will be executive produced by HBO favorites Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, with "Kids Are All Right" direct Lisa Cholodenko helming from a script by Jane Anderson.
Oscar winner Frances McDormand will play the title character, with Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins playing her husband Henry.
McDormand is also executive producing and, according to Deadline.com, was instrumental in every stage of pre-production.