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.
Based on Tracy Letts' play and directed by John Wells, the story centers on a dysfunctional Oklahoma-based family that's brought together by a family crisis. Meryl Streep has been cast to play the wife of the family patriarch, who goes missing. Chris Cooper is playing Streep's brother-in-law. Today Deadline reported that Juliette Lewis is in negotiations to join August: Osage County. If everything goes well, she'll play "the self-deluding youngest daughter" in the dark family comedy.
Better known for her film work (Natural Born Killers, Christmas Vacation), Lewis turned her talent toward the small screen recently with a supporting role in NBC's The Firm, a series based on the 1993 film (based on John Grisham's best-selling novel). The series was cancelled during its freshman run and Lewis has since been cast to star in The Days of Mary, a reimagining of Fellini's Nights of Cabiria. Her recent film credits include a part in Derick Martini's Hick. So, it seems she has her eye on getting back into film. This would certainly be another good bit of casting for August, assuming the negotiations work out.
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