Ewan McGregor to direct American Pastoral
Ewan McGregor will make his directing debut with an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral for Lakeshore Entertainment.
He’s taking over from Phillip Noyce who was first attached to the project over ten years ago.
McGregor will also star in the family drama about Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
Jennifer Connolly is playing his wife and Dakota Fanning his daughter.
John Romano has written the screenplay.