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Shocker: HBO Passes on The Corrections

In a surprising move, HBO has decided not to move forward with its starry series adaptation of The Corrections.

The cabler made the decision after viewing the pilot, which boasted an enviable cast including Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest.

Based on the acclaimed Jonathan Franzen novel, The Corrections centers on an elderly Midwest couple (Cooper and Wiest) and their three children who look back on their lives together from the mid-20th century to their final Christmas.

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) directed the pilot and co-wrote the script with Franzen.