Ewan McGregor Joins HBO’s “Corrections”

Ewan McGregor is set to co-star in Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin’s HBO drama pilot “The Corrections” says Deadline.

Based on Jonathan Franzen’s acclaimed book, the story revolves around the troubles of an elderly Midwestern couple (Chris Cooper and Diane Wiest), and their three adult children as they trace their lives from the mid-20th century to “one last Christmas” together near the turn of the millennium.

McGregor will play Chip, the middle child, a Marxist academic who lost his tenure-track position over an affair with a student and now works for a Lithuanian crime boss defrauding American investors.

Baumbach and Franzen co-wrote the adaptation while Baumbach will direct the pilot.