Ewan McGregor to Play Chip Lambert in HBO’s Corrections Adaptation

HBO already announced that Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper will be playing the parents in HBO’s forthcoming adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections. Now director Noah Baumbach has named Ewan McGregor to play their son Chip, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

At the beginning of The Corrections, Franzen describes Chip this way: “Chip was a tall, gym-built man with crow’s-feet and sparse butter-yellow hair; if the girl had noticed him, she might have thought he was a little too old for the leather he was wearing.” That sounds about right, except for the sparse hair part.