Recently actor Ewan McGreggor (Star Wars, Trainspotting) spoke about his upcoming HBO pilot that is predicted to become a full series. Shooting begins in June but Ewan had this to say about the project:
“It’s lovely writing, Noah and Jonathan Franzen wrote the scripts together, so it’s really good quality stuff. I enjoyed it very much, so if it goes, we’ll go back in June and shoot the series for four months in New York.”
He also spoke to his hesitancy to do TV at all saying: “I did have a one week of kind of ‘Oh my God it’s TV, should I do TV?’ After I went over to meet the director and Jonathan Franzen and Scott Rudin, the producer, I was totally in. I just think it’s a quality piece of work and having the opportunity to play a character at that length will be really interesting. Over four years, four months of each year I’ll be exploring this guy Chip in that story, so it’ll be great.”
Frazen’s The Corrections is an award winning novel and I can’t wait to give it a read before the series hits the air! In the book, Chip is a writer and academic who gets mixed up with a Lithuanian crime boss. McGregor joins a cast that already includes Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest as the parents. Here’s the interview from Collider:
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