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Noah Baumbach Says 'The Corrections' Is Unlikely To See The Light Of Day, 'While We're Young' Won't Be Next

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 10, 2012 10:03 AM
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HBO might be turning into something of a safe haven for the kind of smart, adult programming that's increasingly rare in theaters, but not everything gets to make the cut. With shows like "True Blood" and "Game Of Thrones" becoming long-running hits, and newcomers like "Girls" and "The Newsroom" getting second season pickups, there's only so much room on the schedule, and it means that even high-profile shows aren't necessarily getting the go-ahead.

LCD Soundsystem Frontman James Murphy Could Have Taken A Major Role In Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2012 3:19 PM
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We were pretty much champing at the bit to see "The Corrections," an adaptation of the book by Jonathan Franzen, acclaimed by many as one of the greatest Great American Novels of the last couple of decades. Under the shepherding hand of super-producer Scott Rudin, with a home at quality-factory HBO, writer-director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid And The Whale," "Greenberg"), practically a perfect fit for the material, was bringing it together. And he rounded up a top-flight cast including Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Greta Gerwig and Rhys Ifans, with the prospect that the show would run for four seasons of ten episodes each.

Were They Killing Horses Or Something? HBO Passes On Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2012 4:51 PM
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Well, call it karma or something. While we were thrilled that HBO picked up "True Detective" a new crime series that will star Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, with Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre") directing, it looks like another starry project unfortunately won't be going forward.

Greta Gerwig Says Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' Is 'After Hours' Meets 'Hannah And Her Sisters'; Talks Working With Woody Allen On 'To Rome With Love'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2012 2:37 PM
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After flirting with the mainstream last year in "No Strings Attached" and "Arthur," indie darling Greta Gerwig is firmly back in her usual territory for the next couple of years: the actress will next star in Tribeca Film Festival entry "Lola Versus," has Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" following in the summer, and just wrapped a reunion with "Greenberg" director Noah Baumbach on the pilot for the HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections."

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Rhys Ifans Circling Noah Baumbach's 40-Hour-Long HBO Series 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2012 9:22 AM
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Nothing demonstrates the status of HBO these days better than "The Corrections." Jonathan Franzen's novel was hugely acclaimed on publication in 2001, later landing atop many of the "best of the decade" literary lists, and was soon snapped up for a film version by Scott Rudin, one of the most important producers in Hollywood, and the man behind some of the most acclaimed novel-to-film translations of the last decade, from "Wonder Boys" to "No Country For Old Men."

Ewan McGregor Joins Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' For HBO

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2011 2:11 PM
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After an excellent, nuanced and emotive turn in Mike Mills' "Beginners" earlier this year, and with a Steven Soderbergh collaboration arriving in January of next year ("Haywire"), is Scottish actor Ewan McGregor finally back on track? Over the years, we've lamented his post-"Star Wars" prequels career, which basically leaves the actor's work in an unmentionables section, but we've always been rooting for the guy to find his footing again -- he's talented, as his early arthouse work illustrates, and apparently he's one of the nicest and easiest guys in the industry to work with. Well, it looks like he's back. Another fine addition to his upcoming resume is a lead role in Noah Baumbach's forthcoming adaptation of Jonathan Frazen's "The Corrections" for HBO, which already stars Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest.

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