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Watch: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts as Mother and Daughter in First Trailer for ‘August: Osage County’

Watch: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts as Mother and Daughter in First Trailer for 'August: Osage County'

The Weinstein Company are aiming for Oscar gold with “August: Osage Country,” a much-buzzed about film adaptation of
Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 2007 play (Letts also adapted his
plays “Bug” and “Killer Joe” for the big screen). With a remarkable cast
that includes Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts (as mother and daughter), the film —
written by Letts and directed by “The Company Men” helmer John Wells — is a
darkly comic family saga set in Oklahoma.

Gearing up for a November 8 release in the heat of awards season, The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for the drama, offering you your first peek at Streep and Roberts in action, in addition to the film’s remarkable supporting cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin,
Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard and Dermot Mulroney, all in great form.

Do you think Harvey has a winner on his hands? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Streep's accent is off on this one.


Sorry but I think Julia Roberts is a terrible actress. They have ruined this great play by casting her. She'll probably get an Oscar nomination regardless though – god knows she's won awards and been nominated even though she never deserved it.

Gretchen Polnac

This is looks like a fabulous domestic drama, a nice change from blockbuster, pull the young folk into the theatre crap. Great cast!


I gather Tracey Letts' play was a whooping melodrama a la GOD'S LITTLE ACRE or maybe DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS. This does look kinda dull and, yes, TV-ish. Julia has become so cold and hard!


My kind of film. Character drive.
Powerhouse actors.
Terrific, Pulitzer prize winning play.
I hope John Wells brings it!


Looks like a decent Lifetime movie event.


Well, not that the trailer is an accurate representation of the final film, but based on the tone and perceived marketing techniques, they seem to be pulling for actor noms. I'm sure the script will be great: Pulitzer-prize winner with likely contributions from one of America's greatest playwrights, Sam Shepard.


Actor nominations only. Very performance driven play. Actors getting to stretch out=nominations.


If directed skillfully, it should sweep Oscar nominations (the overwhelming response to the play proved that).
However, the trailer makes me a little uneasy…it seems like it has the potential to be another ensemble misfire. LOVE the cast. Here's hoping they adapted it well!

Michael M.

No, no, absolutely no. This will pick up no rewards.

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