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HBO Nixes Ewan McGregor’s Series ‘The Corrections’

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May 01, 2012 | 1:09pm EDT

ALTWhile the book turned TV series Game of Thrones is one of HBO's most successful projects ever, the network won't be following the same path with another recent literary hit. Apparently Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections didn't contain the requisite amount of nudity and scene-stealing dwarves.

After ordering a pilot for The Corrections, HBO has decided not to move forward with the project. The show followed a Midwestern couple, played by Chris Cooper and Dianne Weist, and their adult children, played by Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The network says the decision had nothing to do with landing the rights to True Detective, the cop drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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[Hollywood Reporter]

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