by: Sammy Mink
Jennifer Connelly joins Ewan McGregor for Phillip Noyce’s AMERICAN PASTORAL. Based on the novel by Philip Roth, the drama centers on Swede Levov, a man who seemingly has it all. He’s married to a former Miss New Jersey, has inherited his father’s glove factory, and is living in a beautiful stone house in the lovely community of Old Rimrock. His daughter, though, thwarts the status quo and devotes herself to the anti-Vietnam War movement, bombing the local post office and killing a man in the process. When she disappears underground to avoid the law, Swede tries to figure out where he went wrong. Connelly has been cast as Dawn, Swede’s former beauty queen wife opposite McGregor.
Connelly is well known for her dramatic roles in “Requiem for a Dream,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Blood Diamond.” More recently, she re-teamed with her “Beautiful Mind” co-star Russell Crowe for Darren Aronofsky’s big budget action drama “Noah.” Next up, Connelly is set to star in husband Paul Bettany’s drama “Shelter” opposite Anthony Mackie.