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Noah Baumbach May Adapt ‘The Corrections’

According to Deadline, filmmaker Noah Baumbach may adapt Jonathan Franzen‘s The Corrections as an HBO drama series.

The Social Network producer Scott Rudin originally optioned The Corrections as a feature film; he would probably stay on as an executive producer. Baumbach and Franzen reportedly worked on the script for the pilot.

Here’s more from Deadline: “I hear HBO is nearing a pilot order for The Corrections … [which] revolves around the troubles of an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children, tracing their lives from the mid-twentieth century to ‘one last Christmas’ together near the turn of the millennium.”

The Gothamist reports that Hannibal actor Anthony Hopkins and The Hunger Games actor Donald Sutherland have expressed interest in the project.

In 2001, the novel was selected for Oprah’s Book Club and in 2002, it earned Franzen a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

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