Hey guys, Jana here,
‘American Pastoral‘ follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars in the project as Seymour “Swede” Levov a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.
Pulitzer Prize Winning author Philip Roth drafted the novel this film is adapted from. The cast is absolutely outstanding beginning with McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba and David Straithairn rounding out a powerful ensemble cast that will mesh perfectly with the depth of the story being told. Check out the trailer, read the book and get ready for ‘American Pastoral‘ to hit big screens October 28, 2016.