Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bruce Norris, Greta Gerwig and Rhys Ifans are in negotiations to join the Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin-produced drama pilot “The Corrections” at HBO reports Deadline.
Based on Jonathan Franzen’s acclaimed book, the story revolves around the troubles of a Midwestern couple (Chris Cooper, Dianne 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.
Gyllenhaal would play the youngest sibling, a chef named Denise. Norris would play the older brother, a successful but depressed and alcoholic banker.
Ewan McGregor plays middle child Chip, a journalist and wannabe screenwriter who works for a Lithuanian crime boss (Ifans) defrauding American investors. Gerwig would play Chip’s soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend.
Baumbach and Franzen co-wrote the pilot while Baumbach is set to direct.