The Corrections: Coming To A TV Near You
Let’s hope HBO can do justice to Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, which has begun casting for an upcoming HBO series.
According to Franzen, Chris Cooper and Dianne West have been cast as the Lambert parents, and casting continues for the role of the kids. A few years ago, names like Tim Robbins, Brad Pitt, and Cate Blanchett were mentioned as possible actors in a potential movie. But those guys are probably too old these days. And now Entertainment Weekly says Ewan McGregor has been cast as Chip.
Franzen says the series will cover a lot of new material. “I’m coming back to the book as a stranger, essentially twelve years after I wrote it, and I’m filling in blanks that were deliberately blanks, but I’m having the pleasure of filling them in,” he said.
When asked if the show would be linear or include flashbacks, Franzen was dodgy: “I think it’s going to be a different kind of pleasure than whatever shows are out there. That’s why I’m involved with the project. It’ll be like no TV I’ve ever seen.”
Unlike any other TV shows? Interesting.
The Corrections was an excellent novel (read my review), and my hope is that Franzen will make sure the TV series meets that standard. I don’t have HBO, but I’ll have to find some way to watch this once it airs. From what I’ve read, no word yet on when the show starts.
Thoughts on The Corrections as a TV series? If you’ve read it, do you think it will translate well to the screen?
Source: New York Magazine