HARMONY (KDKA) — Another movie has started filming in and around the Pittsburgh area.
According to InsideButlerCounty.com, “American Pastoral” – directed by and starring Ewan McGregor – is beginning production today and Thursday in Harmony.READ MORE: Dr. Freddie Fu, World-Renowned UPMC Doctor, Dies At 70
The film is McGregor’s directorial debut and also stars Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.
The movie is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, written by Phillip Roth, of the same name.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Wildfire Season: 99 Percent Of Wildfires Caused By People
The story, set in postwar America, follows a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business.
But his perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
The book was published in 1997.MORE NEWS: Butler County-Based Company Pleads Guilty To OSHA Violation That Resulted In Worker's Death