There are a lot of Hollywood actors and actresses trying their hand at directing these days, with some enjoying much more success than others behind the camera. British actor Ewan McGregor has enjoyed a successful acting career to date and he is now preparing to make his feature film directorial debut, when he takes on the new project American Pastoral.
Being a top actor in the industry for so many years, Ewan McGregor has been able to get a fairly solid cast for American Pastoral, with former co-star Jennifer Connelly agreeing to one of the lead roles in the movie. With American Pastoral just a few weeks away from beginning shooting, Jennifer and Ewan will be making sure they are ready for production to begin.
We do not know a great deal about what to expect from American Pastoral, apart from what the novel gives us, but for those of you who do wish to know a little more about it, the movie has bee described as "Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family." It will be interesting to see how it plays out on screen.
As well as directing the movie, Ewan McGregor will also play a big role in the film and, as well as starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, American Pastoral will also feature the actress Dakota Fanning. Ewan will direct American Pastoral from the screenplay that John Romano developed from the Philip Roth novel, with shooting set to begin this Spring and a release date expected some time in 2016.