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Ewan McGregor Heading to TV for HBO's 'The Corrections'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 22nd 2011 2:00PM
Ewan McGregor The CorrectionsEwan McGregor on TV? Weekly? Yes, please! The film star is set to co-star in HBO's 'The Corrections' pilot.

According to Deadline, McGregor will play Chip, the middle child of a elderly Midwestern couple (played by Chris Cooper and Diane Wiest). Based on the Jonathan Frazen book, the show follows the troubles of Cooper and Wiest's characters and their three adult children throughout time as they age. McGregor's character is an academic who becomes an employee of a crime boss after he loses his tenure-track position following an affair with a student.

Frazen co-wrote the script with Baumbach. Baumbach is attached to direct the pilot.

Cooper recently told Moviefone he's looking forward to the project.

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Chris Cooper: 'The Corrections' on HBO Will Make Jonathan Franzen Proud

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 9th 2011 10:30AM
Chris Cooper The CorrectionsChris Cooper won an Oscar playing a hirsute orchid-hunter in Spike Jonze's 'Adaptation,' and he's set to star as the villainous Tex Richman in this Thanksgiving's highly anticipated 'The Muppets,' but early next year he'll set his sights on the smaller screen. Cooper is scheduled to begin shooting the HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-selling novel 'The Corrections' in 2012.

In the series, directed by Noah Baumbach ('The Squid and the Whale'), Cooper plays Alfred Lampert, a Midwestern father who -- over the course of 30 years -- copes with the disintegration of his family and his health.

During a publicity tour promoting 'The Muppets,' the actor shared some thoughts with AOL TV on filming 'The Corrections.'

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Amy Sedaris Joins 'Good Wife,' 'CSI' Finds Hunk For Catherine & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 19th 2011 11:30AM
Amy Sedaris Joins The Good WifeAmy Sedaris vs. Alan Cumming? We're so there! The 'Strangers With Candy' star is joining CBS's 'The Good Wife' as a nemesis for Cumming's character Eli Gold.

According to TVLine, Sedaris will play Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who starts poaching Eli Gold's clients.

"We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from 'The Wire' and 'Strangers With Candy,'" Robert and Michelle King, 'Good Wife' co-creators and executive producers, said in a statement to TVLine. "The next best thing is to have Amy playing Eli Gold's nemesis."

In other casting news ...

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Anthony Hopkins Linked With Rumored HBO Version of 'The Corrections'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 6th 2011 8:15AM
Anthony HopkinsJonathan Franzen's novel 'The Corrections' was the publishing sensation of 2001. It won multiple awards and made its author a household name.

Especially after Oprah Winfrey chose it as one of her Book Club picks and he famously turned down an invitation to appear on her show.

Rumors have swirled for years about possible movie and TV adaptations of the lengthy tome and now there are reports that producer Scott Rudin ('The Social Network,' 'There Will Be Blood') and writer-director Noah Baumbach ('The Squid and the Whale,' 'Margot at the Wedding') are close to a TV series deal with HBO.

According to Deadline, the cable network may soon place an order for a pilot episode.

It's also been reported that none other than Anthony Hopkins has expressed an interest in playing one of the central roles.

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