Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity are weighing up an AFM start on pre-sales for the Philip Roth adaptation American Pastoral. Separately, Elijah Wood has joined Summit Entertainment’s The Last Witch Hunter

Connelly will play the wife of an immigrant whose American dream is annihilated when their daughter blows up a post office and joins a political resistance group in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Previously announced Ewan McGregor will play Dawn’s husband, Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov.

Phillip Noyce will direct from John Romano’s adapted screenplay and production is set to begin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in March 2015.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucnchesi produce.

  • Elijah Wood has joined Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine on Summit’s The Last Witch Hunter. Lionsgate International handles sales outside North America.

    Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D W Harper and Melisa Wallack also worked on the script. Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing and Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm serve as executive producers.

    It is the tale of an immortal witch hunter who teams up with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of New York from unleashing a plague on humanity.

  • Director Zachary Shedd and Flies Collective announced that David Call and Rachel Brosnahan are among the cast on their upcoming feature film Americana, which is seeking $25,000 from Kickstarter to support production costs.

    Principal photography is set to commence in San Francisco later this year on the third project from Flies Collective, about a recovering alcoholic on the trail of his movie star sister’s killer in 1970s San Francisco.