Jonathan Franzen this week confirmed that he is working with HBO on an adaptation of his internationally best-selling novel, ‘The Corrections’.
In an interview with New Yorker editor David Remnick, Franzen confirmed that he has ‘been working with Scott Rudin and Noah Baumbach‘.
Scott Rudin produced the Cohen brothers’ film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s ‘No Country for Old Men‘ and Upton Sinclair’s ‘Oil!’, which was turned into the hit film ‘There Will be Blood‘.
Both films were nominated for an amazing 8 Academy Awards.
More recently, Scott Rudin has been the man behind the cinematic sensation that is ‘The Social Network’, staring Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Jessie Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (who many people believe was robbed – robbed! – of an Oscar).
Baumbach wrote and directed ‘The Squid and the Whale’, a semi-autobiographical film about his childhood in Brooklyn, which won two awards at the Sundance film festival in 2005 and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay.
While Rudin and Baumbach’s roles in the production have not been confirmed, their involvement gives you an indication of the direction the production is taking.
Already being linked to the role of Alfred are actors Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman and Donald Sutherland.
No news as yet on when ‘The Corrections’ will reach our screens, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything more.