New Trailer For August: Osage County
And you thought your family gatherings were tough...
With summer blockbuster season now over and the festival/awards circuit in full swing, the movies the pundits think might be in with a chance at gong glory are jockeying for attention. Here comes a new trailer for one of the prestige products, thesp-heavy play adaptation August: Osage County.
Directed by The Company Men’s John Wells and adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by original writer Tracy Letts, it finds the strong-willed women of the Weston family (including the likes of Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson) drawn back to the Midwest home where they wre raised in order to deal with a crisis.
Trouble is, the Oklahoma house run by matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep) wasn’t exactly the most enjoyable – or the sanest – place to grow up, and as the various children’s lives diverged, so the rifts and tensions have grown over the years. We predict fireworks.
The cast is full of reliable performers, including Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Benedict Cumberbatch and the Argo team of George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced. Expect this one to be in the awards conversation at the very least.
August: Osage County arrives here for a limited release on December 26 before expanding wider on January 17.