Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper Boarding The Corrections

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actress Dianne Wiest attends the Tribeca Film Festival Awards hosted by the W Hotel Union Square at The W Hotel Union Square on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) *** Local Caption *** Dianne Wiest; Photo: Mike Coppola

The HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel The Corrections has picked up some steam. Deadline reports that Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper are negotiating to play the leads, an elderly Midwestern couple dealing with his Parkinson's disease while trying to connect with their three adult children (those roles are still being cast). Franzen cowrote the pilot with Noah Baumbach, who will direct, and though there's no word yet on whether it will go to series, adding two Oscar winners to your cast isn't a bad way to begin. [Deadline]