By James Hibberd
Updated November 22, 2011 at 06:09 PM EST
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Former Jedi Knight Ewan McGregor has signed on to HBO’s The Corrections.

The premium network’s adaptation of the acclaimed Jonathan Franzen novel about a dysfunctional Midwestern family has already cast Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest as the family’s parents, with McGregor playing their second child Chip.

This mark’s McGregor’s first regular role in a TV show (he appeared in a stand-out episode of ER back in the day). The Corrections is still only at the pilot stage, but it’s tough to see a cast this strong on a property this well known just sitting on the sidelines.

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