One Oscar Winner Is on Board, Another Is Close as Casting Gears Up on HBO Adaptation of Popular National Book Award-Winning Novel

Oct 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An upcoming HBO production of a popular National Book Award-winning novel is gaining momentum, signing on a two-time Academy Award winner and reportedly moving closer to bringing another Oscar winner on board, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

The pay cable channel’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 novel "The Corrections" has signed on Academy Award and Emmy winner Dianne Wiest, the story says. Wiest’s last TV role was on the HBO drama "In Treatment," which earned the actress one of her two Emmys.

Actor Chris Cooper, who has also won an Academy Award, is also close to signing on to production, the story notes.

Wiest has a pair of Oscars for supporting roles in Woody Allen movies — one for “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and one for “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994). She also was nominated for “Parenthood” (1989).

Cooper won an Oscar for best supporting actor in “Adaptation” (2002).

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