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    Watch: John Wells, Nicole Holofcener, Ryan Coogler, and Other Directors Discuss Working with Actors

    Variety held an awards roundtable discussion with several acclaimed directors of 2013 to discuss topics ranging from pre-production to editing beloved scenes, and working with actors actors on set.

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    Stream This: 'August: Osage County' Director John Wells, Writer Tracy Letts and Meryl Streep (Among Others) Holding Live Q&A Tonight

    In anticipation of the December 25 release of “August: Osage County,” all those excited for the upcoming film will have the opportunity to live stream a post-screening Q&A at 10:00PM ET with Meryl Streep, director John Wells, writer Tracy Letts and cast members Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Ma...

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    Mill Valley Film Festival Sets 2013 Lineup

    The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) has grown to be one of the most prominent cinema-related events on the West Coast, bearing the proud distinction of presenting the Bay Area with the last five Best Picture winners. About to kick off its 36th year, MVFF has just unveiled its roster of prestigious ...

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    Watch: Meryl Streep Acts Crotchety in New 'August: Osage County' Trailer

    Check out the latest trailer of John Wells' "August: Osage County," adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.

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    'August: Osage County' Ending Still In Flux After TIFF Premiere

    While we weren't too keen on John Wells' adaptation of Tracey Letts' "August: Osage County" (you can read our review here), that doesn't mean that the film isn't still a heavy Oscar contender, especially with the star wattage of the cast (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGre...

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    Toronto Review: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts And More Carry John Wells' Competent, Star-Studded Adaptation of Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County,' But Is It More Than Filmed Theater?

    Playwright Tracy Letts' crowded ensemble drama "August: Osage County" centers on a massive family engaged in constant squabbling, which means that it demands a cast willing to engage in fiery theatrics. It's no surprise, then, that director John Wells' big screen adaptation features significant name...

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    TIFF Review: 'August: Osage County' Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts & More

    It's undeniable that, at least on paper, "August: Osage County" looks like a can't-miss proposition. Pairing Tracey Letts' Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award-winning play with an outstanding ensemble cast ranging from awards-nominated veterans to rising young stars—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGr...

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    Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Go Toe-to-Toe in Weinstein Entry 'August: Osage County'

    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 e...

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    Bradley Cooper Enlists 'Chef' John Wells For New Cooking Drama

    The story of “Chef” is rather complicated, but let’s have a go at it. And before we get there, do not confuse this with the very-similarly sounding “Chef” project that Jon Favreau is now attached to. Written by “Eastern Promises” screenwriter Steven Wright, “Chef,” is a cooking comedy/drama that’s b...

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    Review: 'The Company Men' A Bland, Out-Of-Touch Look At Job Loss

    “The Company Men,” aka “The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People” or “Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie,” tries to be timely, but it’s as out of touch as Pat Buchanan. It aims for “Up in the Air”-level relevance and poignancy with its plot centering on layoffs at a New England company,...

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