‘August: Osage County’ Trailer: It’s Meryl Streep vs. Julia Roberts
Later this year, Hollywood will release its own big, grand Hollywood version of August: Osage County, the critically acclaimed Broadway play that won a boatload of Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.
This version stars Meryl Streep as pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston, and Julia Roberts as her disgruntled daughter, Barbara. There’s also Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and a whole bunch of other famous faces, too. Basically, this is Broadway to The Butler’s national tour.
Whether the movie version will live up to the success of the play remains to be seen; Meryl already seems to be reaching high for an accent, which is never a great sign. Still, the movie is being backed by Harvey Weinstein, so at the very least, we’ll see it at the Globes.
Watch the trailer, above.