Nearly a year and a half after first entering talks to star in an film adaption of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award-winning play August: Osage Country, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts at last appear poised to move forward, THR reports. News of the Oscar-winning duo’s interest in the project first broke in September 2010, but the ever-unpredictable “ironing out the details” process took a tad longer than anticipated. Today the Weinstein Company made the casting official. Production is slated to begin this fall, with John Wells (Shameless) directing.
According to THR, August: Osage Country concerns “the women of a family whose lives have splintered in many directions until a crisis bring them back to their childhood home and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.” Streep will play said dysfunctional woman; Roberts will portray her no-doubt resentful daughter. Here’s hoping they can work things out.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Meryl Streep recently earned an Oscar nomination for her turn as iconic British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Check out the trailer for The Iron Lady below: