Lakehouse Entertainment announces:
EWAN MCGREGOR MAKES FEATURE FILM DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH AMERICAN PASTORAL
Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning star with McGregor in the Philip Roth adaptation for Lakeshore Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 18, 2015) – Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in Lakeshore Entertainment’s upcoming AMERICAN PASTORAL. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Philip Roth.
“It’s a great privilege to be working with Lakeshore on Phillip Roth’s astounding novel ‘American Pastoral’. I’ve wanted to direct for years and wanted to wait until I found a story that I ‘had’ to tell and in this script I knew I had found that story. I’m looking forward to the challenge of being on both sides of the camera especially knowing I’ll be working with Jennifer and Dakota.”
AMERICAN PASTORAL follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.