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Ewan McGregor has been tapped to star in HBO’s drama pilot The Corrections.
The Star Wars and Moulin Rouge actor will co-star alongside Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper in Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s best-seller, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
McGregor will play Chip, the middle child of an elderly Midwestern couple (Cooper, Wiest) who reunite the family for one last Christmas.
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 directing the drama, which is currently in production.
McGregor’s TV work includes guest starring on NBC’s ER in 1997 as well as appearing as himself in the U.K. TV docuseries Long Way Down.
McGregor’s upcoming features include The Impossible and Jack the Giant Killer.
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