Author and Great American Stoner Novelist Jonathan Franzen has confirmed he’s adapting his novel, ‘The Corrections’ into an HBO series. He told a packed session at the New Yorker Festival that the story of the complicated lives of the Midwestern, Lambert family would be a full four-year television series.
Where casting is concerned, Donald Sutherland and Anthony Hopkins are rumored to be up for roles. Though Franzens might prefer other actors saying: “If they told me Gene Hackman was going to do Alfred, I would be delighted. If they told me they had cast Cate Blanchett as [Alfred’s daughter] Denise, I would be jumping up and down, even though officially I really don’t care what they do with the movie.” Greenberg and The Squid and the Whale’s Noah Baumbach has been tapped to direct.
Check out the video below for the entire New Yorker Festival interview with the author: