4 Clips from August: Osage County

Four clips have been released from August: Osage County, an upcoming drama based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. An all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor, join forces for what looks like a decent drama. Streep certainly appears to be delivering the goods as the overbearing mother; her performance stands out in almost every clip.

Directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and written by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe).

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.

Official synopsis:

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

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Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nichols, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Abigal Breslin and Dermot Mulroney.

ETA: USA – 25 December, 2013.  AUS – 2 January, 2014.