Tag Archives: August: Osage County
Let's face it, it sucks when people die. Except sometimes in the movie, because then it gives filmmakers an opportunity to put together an amazing ensemble cast for one of those big family dramas where everyone comes together and their shared grief causes them all to say a bunch of stuff nobody should probably say out loud.
Hey, if someone has to die to give us a new Meryl Streep movie, then so be it. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• At this point, who isn't going to be in "August: Osage County"? Deadline reports that Ewan McGregor has joined the family as Bill, a college professor and estranged husband of Barbara (Julia Roberts) and son-in-law of pill-popping matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep).
• Every movie becomes better if Sam Rockwell is in it, which means "Why Now" is destined for greatness. Screen Daily reports that the "Seven Psychopaths" star has joined the cast of the indie comedy alongside Marisa Tomei and Brian Geraghty.
• Mrs. Robinson, eat your heart out! Broadway World reports that Decepticon co-ed Isabel Lucas is set to turn up the heat in "Careful What You Wish For," a "Basic Instinct"-esque thriller about a high school student's affair with an older woman that ends up having devastating consequences (as these things often do). Get More »
The "Shame" gal goes bad, a Reservoir Dog becomes royalty and "August: Osage County" gets even bigger as we look at the past week's casting activity.
Carey Mulligan will soon be channeling Nicole Kidman in "To Die For" as she signs on to play a femme fatale in the dark crime comedy, "Nancy and Danny," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Drive" beauty will star as a money-hungry woman who, after her big-city dreams go up in smoke, engages in a get-rich-quick scheme in order to land an old high school crush. Things probably go quite awry. Get More »
Everyone's favorite "Iron Lady" Meryl Streep is finally moving from Downing Street to Oklahoma for "August: Osage County."
The adaptation, which was announced in 2010, features Streep as Violet Weston, the matriarch of a messed-up family (is there any other kind?).
Julia Roberts is officially in as her oldest daughter Barbara, a college professor who avoids visiting home for plenty of reasons, including the drug problems and generally unpleasant demeanor of her mom. Get More »
If ever there was a match made in Oscar heaven, it's this.
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are teaming up for "August: Osage County" based on a Pulizer Prize winning play about a family torn apart by a disappearance. It's practically a recipe for an armful of Academy Awards. Get More »