Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn Join Ewan McGregor’s ‘American Pastoral’

Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry will co-star in the film alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning

Last Updated: September 2, 2015 @ 1:38 PM

Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Peter Riegert and Valorie Curry will join Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in McGregor’s adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel “American Pastoral,” Lakeshore Entertainment announced Wednesday.

Strathairn will play Nathan Zuckerman, the Roth alter ego and former classmate of Jewish American businessman at the center of the story. Aduba will play Vicky, Riegert will play Lou Levov and Curry will play Rita Cohen.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing “American Pastoral,” which was adapted by John Romano. Production is about to start in Pittsburgh, with McGregor making his directorial debut.

Strathairn received an Oscar nomination for playing Edward R. Murrow in “Good Night, and Good Luck” and he won an Emmy for his supporting performance in HBO’s “Temple Grandin.” He’s represented by ICM and Ryan Entertainment.

Riegert starred in “Animal House” and can currently be seen on both HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” and Denis Leary‘s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.” He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates.

Aduba won an Emmy for her role on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” She’ll next be seen in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” She’s repped by APA and Management 360.

Curry has appeared on “The Following,” “House of Lies” and “Twilight.” She’s repped by ICM and Thruline Entertainment.