American Pastoral

American pastoral

A film adaptation of Philip Roth’s political drama American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer prize, will be made in 2015 by fim maker Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof-Fence, The Quiet American and Salt).

Ewan McGregor will play the lead role of Seymour “Swede” Levov, a former high-school athlete who marries a former beauty queen. His perfect all-American existence is thrown into chaos when his daughter is accused of a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam war. The 1997 novel looks at  the US social and political turmoil of the mid- to late 1960s.

 Previously adapted Philip Roth novels are The Human Stain, Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint and The Dying Animal (called Elegy as a film)

 

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One thought on “American Pastoral

  1. Hum, it’s a risky undertaking: Roth’s books seem really difficult to bring on the screen…Let’s see. I’m sure it cannot beat the reading, but am curious as to the experience…

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