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Jennifer Connelly & Dakota Fanning Sign Up for 'American Pastoral'

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August 6, 2014

Jennifer Connelly / American Pastoral

This morning brought our first look at a bearded Ewan McGregor in the crime drama Son of a Gun, and now the cast for his next film is shaping up around him with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning landing roles. For those who don't know, McGregor has been slated to lead the long-gestating Ameircan Pastoral, based on the book written by author Phillip Roth, which will be directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt). McGregor is playing Seymour "Swede" Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey, whose regular life is disturbed by the political upheaval of the '60s under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Connelly has been announced to play Dawn, former beauty queen wife of McGregor’s lead character in the film (she's been linked to the project for years), while Fanning has landed the role of Merry, the main character's daughter. Merry is an integral part of the story having grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. Sounds like there's a lot going on in this story, and maybe that's why it's taken 10 years to finally get in front of cameras. Production begins next March in Pittsburgh with a script from John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer).

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

Always ready for more McGregor.

DAVIDPD on Aug 6, 2014

2

Tis good news.

Xerxexx on Aug 6, 2014

3

mmmm.....Jennifer Connelly.....

TheOct8pus on Aug 7, 2014

4

Ever since the Labyrinth I have had a crush on her, lol.

Brian Sleider on Aug 7, 2014

5

I've got you beat. I've had a crush on her ever since Dario Argento's Phenomena

TheOct8pus on Aug 7, 2014

6

Sounds like a good character piece. Good talent involved. Hopefully Noyce does a good job, cause "Salt" was awful.

Joker's hideout on Aug 7, 2014

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