October 18, 2011 3:48pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Dianne Wiest Set, Chris Cooper in Talks for HBO's 'The Corrections'
Dianne Wiest is back in business at HBO.
The In Treatment actress has booked the female lead in the premium cable network's adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-seller The Corrections, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
In addition, Adaptation Oscar winner Chris Cooper is in talks to join the project, which is being developed by screenwriter Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) with Scott Rudin (The Social Network).
Wiest will play the female lead, with Cooper in talks to star opposite her, as an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children who all lead complicated lives.
Rudin optioned the film rights for Paramount to the National Book Award-winning novel in 2001 and would executive produce the project.
Baumbach and Franzen will pen the project and exec produce, with Baumbach likely directing the drama, which is awaiting an official pilot order at HBO.
Wiest for two seasons played Dr. Gina Toll in HBO's In Treatment. Her credits include Rabbit Hole and the Big Year.