Check out the first trailer for “August: Osage County,” starring heavyhitters Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Weinstein film hits theaters on November 8 and, needless to say, is a likely Oscar contender. (Harvey Weinstein is expected to introduce some material on the film at a press preview in Cannes.)
Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Sam Shephard and Misty Upham also star.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing, along with Harvey Weinstein. The film marks director Wells’ second feature, following 2010’s “The Company Men.”
Here’s the official synopsis:
The story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family,
whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest
house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Check out what other films the Weinsteins have in play this coming Oscar season in our roundup here.