Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, star of FX’s Fargo and soon Trainspotting 2, is poised to make the leap behind the lens later this year with American Pastoral, and you can now lay eyes on the eerie first trailer for McGregor’s directorial debut.
Adapted from Philip Roth’s complex, multiple award-winning novel of the same name, McGregor will also headline the hard-hitting drama as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a “once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.”
Also starring Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, and Rupert Evans of The Man in the High Castle, American Pastoral will launch via limited release on October 21. Below, you’ll be able to clock eyes on the haunting first teaser for McGregor’s first foray into directing.