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HBO Passes on Adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections

May 2, 2012  |  9:05am
HBO Passes on Adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's <i>The Corrections</i>

The Corrections—Jonathan Franzen’s National Book Award winner, which was being developed as a TV series for HBO—will not be developed further, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The pilot, which was directed by Noah Baumbach and written by Baumbach and Franzen, focused on a family from the Midwest and told their story from the middle of the 20th century up until Christmas near the end of the millennium. The pilot featured Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper as the parents of the Lambert family, and their adult children were to be played by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor.

This comes after the news that HBO would be picking up the Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starring series True Detective and that two of HBO’s freshman series, Veep and Girls, would be receiving a second season.

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