Ewan McGregor to star in HBO's The Corrections
Story by Jack Foley
EWAN McGregor is heading back to the small screen to star in HBO’s drama pilot The Corrections.
He will be joined by Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper in Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s best-seller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McGregor will play Chip, the middle child of an elderly Midwestern couple (played by Cooper and Wiest) who reunite the family for one last Christmas.
In addition to co-adapting the screenplay Baumbach will direct the drama, which is currently in production.
McGregor is no stranger to TV work, having previously guest starred on NBC’s ER in 1997 and appearing as himself in the docu-series Long Way Down.
But he’s best known for big screen roles in films such as Trainspotting, Star Wars and, most recently, Beginners
His forthcoming releases include The Impossible and Jack the Giant Killer.