Lionsgate Films has released an official trailer from its upcoming drama American Pastoral. The film is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Philip Roth. Beside taking on the lead role of Seymour “Swede” Levov, Ewan McGregor is making his directorial debut in this film. American Pastoral tells a story of a time period of social and political turmoil in the 1960’s. A former famous high school athlete who is now a successful business man married to an ex beauty queen Dawn (Jennifer Connelly). Beneath the façade of a lovely family with a lovely teenage daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) who suddenly went missing and was accused of committing a heinous act of political terrorism. Through his dedication to finding his daughter for the family reunion, Seymour discover something that shook him to his core that had him questioning the world surrounds him. Other cast includes Rupert Evans, Valorie Curry, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, David Strathairn and Peter Riegert.
American Pastoral open in theaters on July 29th. Check out the trailer below.