The decades-long journey to get Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral onto the big screen finally looks like it might be coming to fruition, with Philip Noyce in place to direct and Ewan McGregor recently signing on to star.
Now he has a co-star, as Jennifer Connelly has joined the movie.
Connelly will play Dawn, the wife of McGregor’s Swede Levov. Swede is a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. However his seemingly perfect life is shatteeds when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a savage act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
We’ve still got a while to wait for the movie though, as is won’t start shooting until March 2015.