Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Connelly Joins Lakeshore's Pastoral

Magazine article Screen International

Jennifer Connelly Joins Lakeshore's Pastoral

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Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity are weighing up an AFM start on pre-sales for the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral. Separately, Elijah Wood has joined Summit Entertainment's The Last Witch Hunter

Connelly will play the wife of an immigrant whose American dream is annihilated when their daughter blows up a post office and joins a political resistance group in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Previously announced Ewan McGregor will play Dawn's husband, Seymour 'Swede' Levov.

Phillip Noyce will direct from John Romano's adapted screenplay and production is set to begin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in March 2015.

Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucnchesi produce.

Elijah Wood has joined Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine on Summit's The Last Witch Hunter. Lionsgate International handles sales outside North America. Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. …

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