'The Following's' Valorie Curry Joins Ewan McGregor's 'American Pastoral' (Exclusive)

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Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly are attached to McGregor's directorial debut.

Valorie Curry, most recently seen on The Following and House of Lies, has joined Ewan McGregor's directorial debut American Pastoral.

McGregor will also star in the Lakeshore film along with Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly. The story, set in 1960s America, centers on Swede (McGregor), a man who watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's (Fanning) new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.

John Romano and Noah Haidle wrote the script. Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing for Lakeshore. McGregor signed on in February to direct the film adaptation of the Philip Roth novel. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

Curry will play Rita Cohen, who recruits Fanning's character to bomb a post office and commit other act of anti-government terrorism.

Curry, who played a cult member Emma on Fox's The Following and can be seen next month alongside Sam Underwood in Nick Payne’s two-hander play, One Day When We Were Young at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She's repped by by ICM Partners and Thruline.

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