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Oscar Winner Close to Deal for HBO Project

Sep 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An Oscar-winning actor is reportedly close to signing a deal to play the lead in an upcoming HBO project, Deadline.com reports.

Anthony Hopkins is in talks for an HBO pilot called "The Corrections," based on Jonathan Franzen’s novel and adapted for television by Franzen and director Noah Baumbach, according to the story.

Film producer Scott Rudin is behind the project, which would become a drama series if HBO picks up the pilot.

Franzen’s book is the story of a Midwest couple and their three adult children exploring their lives when they gather for one last Christmas. The 2001 novel was a National Book Award winner.

Hopkins won an Oscar in 1992 for his lead role in “The Silence of the Lambs.” He has also won two Emmys, for NBC’s “The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case” in 1976 and CBS’s “The Bunker” in 1981.

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