Two days after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival a new trailer for director John Wells
’ thesp-heavy play adaptation of Tracy Letts
’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play August: Osage County
is now on Yahoo! Movies and can be seen below.
The film stars the insane number of recognizable faces including the likes of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard, Julianne Nicholson
and Misty Upham
Streep and Roberts play family matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, while McGregor will portray Bill Fordham, the estranged husband of Barbara and son-in-law of pill-popping matriarch Violet.
This trailer shows a heartwarming story of familial reconciliation, and the incredibly dark, but also very, very funny film is likely to find itself as one of the titles competing in this year’s Oscar race.
team of George Clooney
and Grant Heslov
produced August: Osage Country
that will be going toe-to-toe with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
, Jack Ryan
, Grudge Match
and 47 Ronin
for a limited release on December 25th, 2013 before expanding wider on January 17th, 2014.
Watch the trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The 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.