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Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly Join American Pastoral Cast

Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly have been cast by Lakeshore Entertainment to join Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Philip Roth-directed adaptation, ‘American Pastoral.’ Connelly will play Dawn, the wife of McGregor’s character, Swede Levov, while Fanning will portray their daughter, Merry Levov.

“The role of Merry is an extremely complex part, and I believe that (Dakota) Fanning will break our hearts with her performance,” said Lakeshore President, Gary Lucchesi.

“(Jennifer) Connelly is one of the great actresses of our time,” stated Lakeshore CEO, Tom Rosenberg. “We always wanted her to play Dawn in ‘American Pastoral,’ and we’re thrilled to be working with her.”

John Romano, who previously adapted Michael Connelly’s acclaimed crime drama thriller, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ also wrote the script for ‘American Pastoral.’ The film is scheduled to being shooting in March 2015 in Pittsburgh.

‘American Pastorla’ follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

Dakota Fanning and Jennifer Connelly Join American Pastoral Cast

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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