Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep will be teaming up for a project together called August: Osage County. If the title sounds familiar it’s because it’s a feature adaptation of the play of the same name. Both actresses have previously appeared on the Broadway stage and are definitely capable of handling the material.
According to a report from Deadline, Roberts and Streep have been confirmed as the stars of The Weinstein Company’s big screen adaptation of the Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play. The project has won more than its fair share of accolades and now these two Oscar winning actresses will try their hand at it.
The story for Osage County centers on a family in turmoil thanks to their drug addicted matriarch. Streep will play the mother in question, Violet Weston while “Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, the oldest daughter in the family. While mom’s problems and her penchant for revealing family secrets is a big issue, Barbara is melting because her husband is cheating with a college student. They are brought together when Violet’s husband goes missing and all three of their daughters come home to rally around mom.”
As you all know whenever families get together after years apart the sh*t always hits the fan and that’s exactly what will happen here. John Wells will direct the film from a script written by the playwright.
What do you think of Roberts and Streep playing mother and daughter?