Ewan McGregor (“Angels & Demons,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” “The Men Who Stare At Goats”) has just been cast as Chip in “The Corrections,” based on the 2001 novel by Jonathan Franzen.
I’m excited about this proposed series generally because it comes from one of my favorite filmmakers, Noah Baumbach, the writer behind “Kicking and Screaming” (not the Will Ferrell one), “The Life Aquatic,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Greenberg.”
The sprawling book is about the three adult children of an ailing retired railroad engineer – a failed academic and his two more successful siblings – who eventually converge on the family home in Iowa for one last Christmas dinner. McGregor will play the failed academic.
Chris Cooper and Diane Wiest were previously cast as the parents..
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