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McGregor - Takes lead role in American Pastoral adaptation

Ewan McGregor has been cast in an upcoming adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1997 novel American Pastoral.

The Impossible actor takes the leading role in the film from director Phillip Noyce.

He will play Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a Jewish businessman living in New Jersey whose ordinary life is disturbed by the upheaval of the 1960s under the presidency of Lyndon B Johnson.

According to ComingSoon.net, John Romero (The Lincoln Lawyer) has written the script for the long-gestating project, which Noyce has been trying to get made for 11 years.

American Pastoral is set to begin shooting in early 2015.

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