May 01, 2012 1:56pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Corrections' Not Moving Forward at HBO
HBO is not moving forward with drama pilot The Corrections.
The premium cable network has opted to pass on the pricey adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-seller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Noah Baumbach/Scott Rudin project revolved around a Midwestern couple (Chris Cooper and Dianne Weist) and their adult children (Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal) and explored the family's dynamic in a story told from the mid-20th century to the millennium.
Rudin optioned the film rights for Paramount a decade ago before bringing the adaptation of the National Book Award-winning novel to the cable network.
Sources confirm that the decision to not move forward with The Corrections had nothing to do with HBO landing the rights to True Detective, an eight-episode anthology series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The Corrections joins fellow drama pilots Da Brick and 40 -- both from Entourage's Doug Ellin -- among the cabler's scrapped projects this year.