American Pastoral: According to Variety, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Evan Rachel Wood are in negotiations to topline Lakeshore Entertainment's American Pastoral, based on Philip Roth's novel.

Bettany and Connelly, who are married, would portray the couple at the center of American Pastoral -- Seymour "the Swede" Levov, a golden boy and star athlete, who becomes wealthy and marries the most beautiful woman in town.

Wood, who starred in Thirteen and The Missing, will play his daughter, who breaks family ranks to become an anti-Vietnam War radical and bombs a post office.

Phillip Noyce, who directed The Quiet American and Rabbit Proof Fence, signed on to direct last summer after sparking to the script by John Romano.