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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  February 3rd, 2012       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

There’s news on the big screen adaptation of “August: Osage County” – although it’s pretty much what has been known already. Theater buffs have been curious for a while now about the cinematic fate of “August: Osage County,” Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama that has been in development as a movie for several years. Now the film project – which would have Meryl Streep as pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston and Julia Roberts as her complicated adult daughter Barbara – looks to finally be taking a step forward. An executive at the Weinstein Co., which owns rights to and has been developing the movie, said that a September schedule-opening for both Streep and Roberts could allow the movie to begin shooting in the fall. The executive, Weinstein Co. COO David Glasser, said the goal was for the film to wrap production by the end of 2012 and come out in the 2013 autumn awards season. According to another person at the company who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to talk about internal matters, Letts, who had been adapting his own play for the screen, recently turned in his screenplay to the company and executives deem it close to shooting-ready. The complete article can be read at the Los Angeles Times, a second article has been published by Cinema Blend. Let’s see how this develops. Thanks to Glenn and Frank for the heads-up!

  • liezl

    This is good news. Don’t like Julia for the role though

  • Jansen

    I’m really looking forward to this one….although I would have liked Cate Blanchett in the role to be played by Julia Roberts.

  • Mark

    Charlie, are you crazy. This is a movie which is a slam dunk for Meryl to win an Oscar…

  • Andrew

    I hope this comes off this year. Looks like it will be really good.

  • Charlie

    Here’s hoping this finally goes forward! Perhaps though this play would be better translated into a television mini-series instead of a film?

  • Rebecca

    Can’t wait!!!!!!!

  • Rebecca

    Can’t wait!!!!!!!