The Weinstein Company is moving forward on their long-gestating film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ darkly comic Pulitzer and Tony-winning play “August: Osage County,” with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts set to star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Wells would direct the film from an adapted screenplay written by Letts.
The play premiered in 2007 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
The movie would shoot this fall.
The play revolves around a family’s long-buried pains and present conflicts after its patriarch, Beverly Weston, dies.
Streep would play the drug-addicted matriarch Violet Weston. Roberts would play the eldest daughter, Barbara Fordham, whose estranged husband has had an affair with one of his students.
Streep is in the midst of the Oscar race for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”
Roberts will be seen in the upcoming Snow White film “Mirror Mirror.”
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