Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play “August: Osage County” is all set and ready to be turned into a feature film, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
In 2008 the play was awarded the Pulitzer prize for drama and won 5 Tony awards including Best Direction of a play (Anna D. Shapiro), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Deanna Dunagan) and of course Best Play.
The darkly comedic plot focuses on the Weston family over the weeks of august, who reunite, after a family crisis occurs, in the Midwest house they grew up in before they all separated.
On February 16th 2012. The Weinstein Company confirmed the casting of Meryl Streep as Violet Weston, a prescription drug addict and Grandmother of the family, as well as announcing the casting of Julia Roberts as Barbra, Violet’s alienated daughter.
The movie is to be directed by John Wells (The Company Men, Shameless), and is said to be released in 2013.