First Trailer for Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut 'American Pastoral'
"Where is she?" Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the directional debut of actor Ewan McGregor, an adaption of the Philip Roth novel American Pastoral, about a family in the 1960s that falls apart when their daughter disappears after being accused of committing a violent act. This is actually the second film this year based on a Philip Roth story, the other being the excellent film Indignation which first premiered at Sundance. McGregor stars in this, with Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, Rupert Evans, Valorie Curry and David Strathairn. This looks like a very strong directorial debut from McGregor, and I'm quite curious to see it. I like the music and the way the story reveals itself.
Here's the first full trailer for Ewan McGregor's American Pastoral, originally from Vanity Fair:
Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. American Pastoral is the feature directorial debut of English actor Ewan McGregor, who has starred in tons of films including Star Wars, Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge!, Big Fish, The Ghost Writer, Last Days in the Desert, The Impossible, and Our Kind of Traitor most recently. The screenplay is written by John Romano (of The Third Miracle, Nights in Rodanthe, The Lincoln Lawyer), adapted from Philip Roth's novel of the same name. Lionsgate will release McGregor's American Pastoral in select theaters starting October 21st (expanding wider a week later) this fall. Intrigued by this?