‘American Pastoral’ Adds David Strathairn, Uzo Aduba & Others; ‘Friends And Romans’ To Bow In Fall

Deadline: Lakeshore Entertainment’s American Pastoral has beefed up its cast, adding David Strathairn, Uzo Aduba, Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry, who join Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning in the Vietnam War drama, Based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Phillip Roth, the film follows a family torn apart when a legendary former high school athlete’s seemingly perfect life is shattered after his rebellious daughter’s antiwar activism turns to violent political terrorism. Strathairn will play Nathan Zuckerman, Aduba will play Vicky, Reigert will play Lou Levov and Curry will play Rita Cohen. McGregor is directing from a script by by John Romano (Lincoln Lawyer), replacing previously signed director Phillip Noyce. Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producind and filming is set to start this month in Pittsburgh.

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