He’s made guest appearances on the likes of ER, but now Ewan McGregor is set to take on his first regular TV show role, as he’s joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming drama The Corrections, according to EW, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jonathan Franzen.
The show will trace the lives of a Midwestern couple and their three adult children. Ewan McGregor will play the middle child, a Marxist academic who loses his tenure position after indulging in an affair with a student.
Noah Baumbach wrote the pilot with novelist Jonathan Franzen, and he is set to direct it as well, and will also produce the show. It was also recently revealed that HBO wants Anthony Hopkins for the series, but he decline. However with Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest already onboard, it’s gonna be one hell of a cast even without Hopkins around. HBO is expected to debut The Corrections sometime in 2013.
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