Lakeshore Entertainment has cast Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly to co-star in the upcoming Philip Roth adaptation, American Pastoral. Connelly joins Ewan McGregor in the Phillip Noyce directed project based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Connelly will play "Dawn", the wife of McGregor's "Swede Levov".
Here's what Lakeshore Entertainmen CEO Tom Rosenberg had to say in a statement.
"Jennifer Connelly is one of the great actresses of our time. We always wanted her to play 'Dawn' in American Pastoral and we're thrilled to be working with her."
American Pastoral's adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for March 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. American Pastoral will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
American Pastoral follows Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father's business. Swede's seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.