By Tim Kenneally
(TheWrap) — Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of the HBO drama pilot “The Corrections,” the cable outlet confirms to TheWrap. McGregor will play Chip, the younger son of an elderly Midwestern couple.
The pilot, based on the Jonathan Franzen book, is written by Noah Baumbach and produced by Scott Rudin. In the book, Chip is a Marxist and academic who gets mixed up with a Lithuanian crime boss.
McGregor joins a cast that already includes Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest.
Deadline first reported the news.
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