Ewan McGregor Added to Stellar Cast of HBO's 'The Corrections'
Ewan McGregor is the latest addition in HBO's drama pilot "The Corrections" which has previously cast Oscar winners Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest. McGregor will play one of the members in a dysfunctional Midwestern family.
Cooper and Wiest are teamed up as the elderly couple with three adult children, one of whom is named Chip. The middle child who is a Marxist academic losing his tenure-track position over an affair with a student will be played by McGregor. The character works for a Lithuanian crime boss defrauding American investors after leaving his old post.
Story is based on Jonathan Franzen's book of the same title. Cooper offered his take on the project, saying "We're going to see this family, the patriarch in the family, go from age 45 to his late 70s. And along the way he will be developing Parkinson's disease. But it's a terrific piece about a family unit. And, boy, somewhere along the way I think everybody will relate in one respect or the other."
Noah Baumbach and Franzen team to write the adaptation with Baumbach directing the pilot. Together with Scott Rudin, Baumbach and Franzen act as producers as well. No word yet on when HBO will premiere it.
- Sharon Osbourne Faces Backlash After Undergoing Plastic Surgery for Her Ageless Look
- At Rob Lowe Roast, Ann Coulter Ends Up on the Receiving End of Comics' Jabs
- Jennifer Garner Appears to Be Crying During a Reunion With Ben Affleck
- Is Tupac Still Alive? Rapper's New Selfie Arrives 20 Years After His Death
- New 'Westworld' Trailer Sets Clear Distinction Between Reality and Fantasy
- New 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' Featurette Highlights 'Fierce Female' Characters
- Drake Trips on Rihanna's Dress After Declaring His Love for Her at the 2016 MTV VMAs
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' 2.10 Preview: Travis and Chris Run Into New Group