August: Osage County (2013)

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August: Osage County Release Date
December 27, 2013
August: Osage County Synopsis
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
August: Osage County Credits
Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliet Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham
Directed by: John Wells
Produced by: George Clooney, Celia D. Costas, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Steve Traxler and Harvey Weinstein
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: The Weinstien Company
Release Date:  December 27, 2013
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Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Supporting Actress Race Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Supporting Actress Race
Hailing from such buzzed about films a Blue Jasmine, American Hustle, Nebraska, August: Osage County and 12 Years a Slave, each of these actresses has earned plenty of ink over the last few months. But only one will win on Oscar night. Whose in it to win it and who will have to say, "Just getting the nomination is such an honor?" Allow me to break it down.
by Kristy Puchko January 29, 2014 discussion comments
Weekend Box Office: Lone Survivor Number One, Hercules Anything But Legendary Weekend Box Office: Lone Survivor Number One, Hercules Anything But Legendary
Lone Survivor opened wide this weekend after two weeks in small release, taking the top spot with little competition. With $38 million, it topped Frozen which added $15 million to its impressive $317 million total.
by Scott Gwin January 12, 2014 discussion comments
American Hustle And Wolf Of Wall Street Snag Writers Guild Nominations American Hustle And Wolf Of Wall Street Snag Writers Guild Nominations
In the narrative categories, few of these nominees can be called surprising as just about all of the above have received critical praise and Oscar buzz. The dark horse contender in the mix is Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, which has had a soft open over Christmas and will expand next week.
by Kristy Puchko January 3, 2014 discussion comments
Harvey Weinstein And George Clooney Explain New August: Osage County Ending Harvey Weinstein And George Clooney Explain New August: Osage County Ending
And so the spin cycle begins! In Oscar season, Harvey Weinstein is like Creasy in Man On Fire and he's about to paint his masterpiece. The latest weapon at Harvey's disposal is August: Osage County and since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, it's generated lots of controversy.
by Gabe Toro December 20, 2013 discussion comments
SAG Award Nominations Throw Weight Behind 12 Years A Slave, The Butler SAG Award Nominations Throw Weight Behind 12 Years A Slave, The Butler
SAG isn’t always right. Last year, the group accurately predicted that Ben Affleck’s Argo would have a big night at the Oscars. But the year prior, SAG went with The Help over the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner, The Artist.
by Sean O'Connell December 11, 2013 discussion comments
December Movie Preview: From Middle Earth To Wall Street December Movie Preview: From Middle Earth To Wall Street
The holiday season is officially upon us, observed less through Christmas decorations and cold weather and more by the onslaught of Oscar fare hitting theaters this month. December is always a truly great time for both quality dramas and big bombastic comedies, and this year won’t be bucking that trend.
by Nick Venable December 3, 2013 discussion comments
Nebraska, August: Osage County Highlight This Year's Stellar Savannah Film Festival Slate Nebraska, August: Osage County Highlight This Year's Stellar Savannah Film Festival Slate
SCAD supports the annual Savannah Film Festival, an event I have been lucky enough to attend and cover for the better part of the last decade. Traditionally held during the final week of October, the fest has steadily grown in stature and importance to become the Southeast’s preeminent film celebration.
by Sean O'Connell October 2, 2013 discussion comments
New August: Osage County Trailer Shows Off Its Incredible Ensemble Cast New August: Osage County Trailer Shows Off Its Incredible Ensemble Cast
Adapted by Letts herself, the story centers of the strong women of the expansive Weston family who are all brought back together in the Oklahoma homestead after a family crisis and must deal with their dysfunctional matriarch.
by Eric Eisenberg September 11, 2013 discussion comments
August: Osage County Is An Acting Tour-De-Force Led By Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts August: Osage County Is An Acting Tour-De-Force Led By Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts
Uniformly, the cast is fantastic, with Streep and Roberts serving as the expected scene-stealers. Streep, per usual, Streep, commands our attention. But it’s so much more than “here goes Streep again.” Every time she approaches a new role, she resembles a painter staring at a blank canvas, and she fills it with her inspiration.
by Sean O'Connell September 10, 2013 discussion comments
August: Osage County Trailer Starts Meryl Streep's Next Oscar Campaign August: Osage County Trailer Starts Meryl Streep's Next Oscar Campaign
OK, so we’re jumping the gun, but Wells’ adaptation of Terry Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play has all of the pedigree it needs to contend. It co-stars Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard … I mean, damn.
by Sean O'Connell May 10, 2013 discussion comments
August: Osage County Poster: Wow, That's A Lot Of Famous People August: Osage County Poster: Wow, That's A Lot Of Famous People
It's wise that they didn't try to show off their cast and ape the poster for the Broadway version, though this being a Weinstein Company production, they'll inevitably roll out the cast one by one in a series of first-looks, or whatever they can do to drum up interest. And when you've got a cast this famous, you don't really need their faces to show them off anyway
by Katey Rich May 3, 2013 discussion comments
August: Osage County Adds Boardwalk Empire's Julianne Nicholson August: Osage County Adds Boardwalk Empire's Julianne Nicholson
After a strong arc as Assistant US Attorney Esther Randolph on Boardwalk Empire, plus a major supporting turn in this year's indie favorite Keep the Lights On, Julianne Nicholson is turning her hot streak into a role in one of the most prestigious upcoming projects out there
by Katey Rich October 4, 2012 discussion comments
Ewan McGregor Added To The August: Osage County Cast Ewan McGregor Added To The August: Osage County Cast
The cast of John Wells in-development August: Osage County is pretty remarkable. Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard and the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch make up the ensemble. Now they’re adding one more high-profile name, but will they finally begin filming?
by Sean O'Connell September 12, 2012 discussion comments
Sam Shepard Joins August: Osage County In Small But Crucial Role Sam Shepard Joins August: Osage County In Small But Crucial Role
Because the main action of Tracy Letts's play August: Osage County revolves around the disappearance of family patriarch Beverly Weston, it's not much of a spoiler to tell you that's a tiny role. But Beverly gets one big monologue at the beginning of the play before the other members of his family-- namely his wife Violet and daughter Barbara-- take center stage
by Katey Rich August 28, 2012 discussion comments
Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Powerhouse August: Osage County Cast Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Powerhouse August: Osage County Cast
The cast of August: Osage County was ridiculously stacked from the word "go," with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts initially signing on to play the battling mother and daughter at the heart of Tracy Letts's Pulitzer- winning play. But as the movie adaptation moves forward the cast only manages to get better and better
by Katey Rich August 24, 2012 discussion comments
Margo Martindale Will Berate Chris Cooper In August: Osage County Margo Martindale Will Berate Chris Cooper In August: Osage County
Production on the film, which is adapted from Tracy Letts's Pulitzer-winning play, is set to begin in Oklahoma this September, with John Wells directing a screenplay that Letts adapted himself. Yes, this movie does indeed have "Oscar" written all over it, though it's still unclear how they'll expand a play that's set within a single house
by Katey Rich August 1, 2012 discussion comments
Abigail Breslin Joins Meryl Streep For August: Osage County Abigail Breslin Joins Meryl Streep For August: Osage County
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the film will star Meryl Streep as Barbara the pill-popping matriarch of the Weston family, an estranged clan drawn together after their drunken patriarch Beverly goes missing. Breslin has committed to play Jean Fordham
by Kristy Puchko July 20, 2012 discussion comments
Juliette Lewis May Join Julia Roberts And Meryl Streep In August: Osage County Juliette Lewis May Join Julia Roberts And Meryl Streep In August: Osage County
With a cast that includes Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and as recently announced, Chris Cooper, a list of producers that includes George Clooney and Grant Heslov, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play as its source material, The Weinstein Company's film August: Osage County already has a number of great things going for it. And Juliette Lewis may be added to that list.
by Kelly West July 17, 2012 discussion comments
Chris Cooper Joins Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts In August: Osage County Chris Cooper Joins Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts In August: Osage County
Cooper's portrayal of Colonel Frank Fitts in the 1999 Academy Award winning film was so chilling that I'm certain that seeing his face will forever trigger a brief and haunting flashback of the sight of him standing out in the rain, staring into Kevin Spacey's garage. He's done great work since then, with roles in films like Adaptation., Seabiscuit and John Wells' The Company Men, the latter of which brings us closer to the topic at hand.
by Kelly West July 9, 2012 discussion comments
Andrea Riseborough Up For August: Osage County Andrea Riseborough Up For August: Osage County
August: Osage County revolves around the hilariously dysfunctional Weston family. And while Streep has committed to play Violet, the pill-popping matriarch, Roberts will play her eldest daughter, Barbara, a high-strung professor. Should she sign on, Riseborough would play Karen, Violet's youngest who is engaged to a man whose lack of worth she resolutely refuses to recognize.
by Kristy Puchko July 6, 2012 discussion comments
George Clooney Will Help Julia Roberts And Meryl Streep Scream At Each Other George Clooney Will Help Julia Roberts And Meryl Streep Scream At Each Other
It's still going to be a gargantuan task for the Weinstein Company to adapt Tracy Letts's massive play August: Osage County for the screen, but the studio is slowly building up the star power to at least make the road a little smoother. Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are already set to take the two lead roles
by Katey Rich June 19, 2012 discussion comments
August: Osage County Movie Finally Ready To Shoot This Fall August: Osage County Movie Finally Ready To Shoot This Fall
Letts has turned in his script, and while many playwrights turned screenwriters often need a collaborator to polish their draft into something shoot-worthy, an insider at the Weinstein Co. insist Letts draft is nearly ready to go into production. The question now is when. That decision is almost entirely dependent on the two major stars August: Osage County has attached: the always in-demand Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts ...
by Kristy Puchko February 2, 2012 discussion comments
Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts To Play Mother And Daughter In August: Osage County Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts To Play Mother And Daughter In August: Osage County
The choice of Wells as a director-- perfectly capable but not too exciting-- kind of sums up why I'm not thrilled about this news. Of course Meryl
by Katey Rich September 30, 2010 discussion comments
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