Ewan McGregor is the latest star to announce a move to TV with the news that he'll headline the HBO drama pilot The Corrections.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Wars and Trainspotting star will act opposite critical darlings, Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper in the show, playing "Chip, the middle child of an elderly Midwestern couple (Cooper and Wiest) who reunite the family for one last Christmas" - in the pilot at least. The project is based on Jonathan Franzen's novel of the same name and will be produced by Hollywood heavyweight Scott Rudin and indie stalwart, Noah Baumbach. There is no guarantee that HBO will pick it up to series, but with a cast and creative team like that behind it, there's got to be a great chance.

McGregor will next be seen in The Impossible and Jack the Giant Killer - the latter directed by Bryan Singer.