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Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Go Toe-to-Toe in Weinstein Entry 'August: Osage County'

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 10, 2013 at 2:57PM

Check out the first trailer for "August: Osage County," starring heavyhitters Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Weinstein film hits theaters on November 8 and, needless to say, is a likely Oscar contender. (Harvey Weinstein is expected to introduce some material on the film at a press preview in Cannes.)
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Meryl Streep in "August: Osage County"
Meryl Streep in "August: Osage County"

Check out the first trailer for "August: Osage County," starring heavyhitters Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Weinstein film hits theaters on November 8 and, needless to say, is a likely Oscar contender. (Harvey Weinstein is expected to introduce some material on the film at a press preview in Cannes.)

Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Sam Shephard and Misty Upham also star. 

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing, along with Harvey Weinstein. The film marks director Wells' second feature, following 2010's "The Company Men."

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.

Check out what other films the Weinsteins have in play this coming Oscar season in our roundup here.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, August: Osage County, John Wells, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.