Follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s.
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Plot: What's the story about?
Ewan McGregor stars 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.
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Who stars in American Pastoral: Cast List
Jennifer Connelly ... Dawn
"Top Gun: Maverick" , "Stuck in Love"
Dakota Fanning ... Merry Levov
"The Nightingale" , "Please Stand By"
Ewan McGregor ... Seymour 'Swede' Levov
"The Birthday Cake" , "Pinocchio"
Molly Parker ... Dr. Sheila Smith
"Pieces of a Woman" , "The Wicker Man"
Uzo Aduba ... Vicky
"National Champions" , "My Little Pony: The Movie"
Rupert Evans ... Jerry Levov
"The Boy" , "Agora"
Who's making American Pastoral: Crew List
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Production: What we know about American Pastoral?
- As director/actor Ewan McGregor told VanityFair.com: "I have dreamt of directing a feature for the last 15 years and never found the 'right' story. I wanted to direct, not for the sake of being a director, but because there was a story I HAD to tell. Well American Pastoral gave me everything I was looking for. I was incredibly lucky that I had Lakeshore's trust and incredible talent in front of and behind the camera to make Roth's story the film I thought it should be. The creative collaboration with the cast and the crew was as thrilling as I had hoped it would be. I was a very happy man making this film and it is the film I wanted it to be."
- Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut.
- Based on the novel "American Pastoral" by Philip Roth.
- March 2016: The film was in Completed status.
- February 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- August 2014: The film was in Development status.
- December 1969: The film was in Announced status.
Filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh.
American Pastoral Release Date: When was the film released?
American Pastoral was released in 2016 on Friday, October 21, 2016 (Limited release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Keeping Up with the Joneses, Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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