PHOTO CALL: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and "August: Osage County" Clan Celebrate Los Angeles Film Premiere

By Matthew Blank
20 Dec 2013

The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama August: Osage County will be released in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 27, with a wide-release date set for Jan. 10, 2014. The cast celebrated the Los Angeles premiere on Dec. 16.





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Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep



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The darkly comic August drama is a large ensemble piece (with three sisters at its core) set in a rambling house in Oklahoma. Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) also penned the screenplay. John Wells (TV's "E.R." and "Shameless") directed the film adaptation.

Oscar winner Julia Roberts ("The Normal Heart," "Erin Brockovich") plays Barbara, the oldest Weston daughter, with Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada," "The Iron Lady") as cancer-stricken drug addict Violet Weston.

The cast also features Sam Shepard (Heartless), Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor (West End's Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs, "Moulin Rouge"), Olivier Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch (Frankenstein, "Sherlock"), Tony nominee Margo Martindale (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Oscar winner Chris Cooper ("Adaptation"), Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding") and Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (The Miracle Worker, "Little Miss Sunshine").

The Weinstein Company film is a Jean Doumanian / Smokehouse production produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Jean Doumanian and Steve Traxler. Claire Rudnick Polstein is the executive producer.