Ewan McGregor is heading to the small screen.
The actor has joined the cast of the HBO drama pilot The Corrections, Deadline reports.
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McGregor joins Dianne Wiest
and Chris Cooper
in the project from director Noah Baumbach
and Scott Rudin. Based on Jonathan Franzen's book, The Corrections
is about a troubled elderly Midwestern couple (Cooper and Wiest) and their three children as they trace their lives from the mid-20th century to their last Christmas together at turn of the millennium. McGregor will play the middle brother chip, a Marxist who works for a Lithuanian crime boss defrauding American investors after losing his tenure-track job following an affair with a student.This will be McGregor's TV series debut. He can next be seen in Steven Soderbergh