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Ewan McGregor to star in film of Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral'
Ewan McGregor to star in film of Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral'

A film version of Philip Roth's 1997 "American Pastoral" has been in the works for ages -- since about the time it won the Pulitzer Prize. But it's getting close.  It's got a director, a script, and a star: Ewan McGregor. McGregor will play the novel's Seymour "Swede" Levov, a man of solid postwar New Jersey stock seeking the American ideal, whose family life is turned inside out by the political upheavals of the late 1960s. The movie will be directed by Phillip Noyce ("Rabbit-Proof Fence," "Salt") and the screenplay was written by John Romano, who adapted Michael Connelly's "The Lincoln Lawyer" for...

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