Ewan McGregor is set to make his feature film directorial debut later this year with American Pastoral.
Yes, McGregor is the latest actor to make the leap into the director's chair and I cannot wait to see what he is set to deliver in the autumn.
American Pastoral is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Philip Roth and John Romano has turned the book into a screenplay.
As well as being in the director's chair, McGregor is also set to star in the film as he takes on the central role of Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a successful Jewish American businessman.
The brand new trailer for the film has arrived and we have it for you to take a look at. Check it out:
The actor turned director has brought together a fantastic cast list as Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, David Strathairn, and Rupert Evans are all on board.
American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Seymour 'Swede' Levov (McGregor), a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Connelly), a former beauty queen, but turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede's life.
When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry (Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.
McGregor has always been an exciting actor and it will be interesting to see what kind of filmmaker he is going to be.
American Pastoral is released later this year.
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