American Pastoral is Ewan McGregor’s first go round as a director. Based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel, it tells the story of a family unraveling in the Post-War U.S.A., and it has a compelling new trailer:
And here’s a synopsis from the Roth novel:
As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth’s protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father’s glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede’s beautiful American luck deserts him.
McGregor stars alongside Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, and Uzo Aduba. This is a great trailer, and McGregor appears to be effectively using connective tissue between the period of the film and our current landscape.
American Pastoral hits theaters October 28. Keep an eye on this one during awards season.