Posted on March 2nd, 2013 | Filed under August: Osage County, News

According to The Playlist, “August: Osage County” has finally received a theatrical release date for the USA – November 8, 2013. The picture is an adaptation of Tracy Letts’ dark comedic play (a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and centers on a troubled family that tries to overcome their differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing. Letts wrote the deeply acidic play “Killer Joe” that William Friedkin adapted to fantastically bonkers effect last year and also penned the screenplay to both films. Directed by John Wells, it’s his follow-up effort to “The Company Men,” which starred Ben Affleck, after spending almost three decades in TV writing, producing and directing (notable credits include “Shameless,” and “E.R.” among many). The cast is unstoppable. The mother and father are played by Meryl Streep and Sam Shepard and the adult daughters are played by Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson from “Boardwalk Empire.” The cast also includes Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin and Dermot Mulroney. Unless there is something botched in the execution, expect this picture to be a big awards player.

  • Mariana

    I liked that word: “unstoppable!!!”

  • Silvana

    I think she will be nominated, and Oscar will be in her hands!))

  • Sonja

    If she don’t get nominated for this role, then the Academy’s done with her.
    That’s one of the most powerfuk role for an older woman ever written and Meryl will rock it. Margo Martindale as her sister’s also a great bet.
    We’ll see how the film as a whole is recieved but remember Weinstein and George Clooney is producing it.
    Sounds unstoppable to me.

  • Clark sydor

    i think meryl will recieve her 18th Nomination for this film , mabey even her 4th Oscar? also i expect Julia roberts to be oscar nominated.

  • zabrina

    Oh thanks for the update! Can’t wait to see it. I can smell Oscars now for best actress and supporting actress.. Best picture? Hmmmm…

  • Mary

    Beyond excited for this movie. I would love to see Streep win a 4th Oscar. She should have so many more Oscars than 3. Very much looking forward to The Homesman as well.

  • Saskia

    i am soooooo looking forward to this :-). but: theatrical release in nov. in the usa ? pffff … that means: waiting for ages here in germany …

  • Laura

    CANNOT WAIT!!!