August: Osage County


August: Osage County Information

August: Osage County is an upcoming 2013 comedy drama film based on Tracy Letts' play of the same name. The film is directed by John Wells, and produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler and Harvey Weinstein. Its ensemble cast is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2013,x before being released on December 25, 2013.

Plot

In Oklahoma, in August, Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), is a poet with a drinking problem while his wife, Violet (Streep) suffers from oral cancer and has a newly developed addiction to drugs. Beverly decides to hire a live-in cook and caregiver for Violet.

A few weeks after Johnna (Misty Upham) is hired, Beverly disappears which motivates the family to come together to look for him but only to find a few days later that he has committed suicide. Violet and Beverly's daughters, Barbara (Roberts) and Karen (Juliette Lewis), along with Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) who lives in the house, come to their father's funeral, as does the entire family.

A series of conflicts ensue over the next several days as Violet and Barbara have never understood each other. Karen's fiance proves to be a pot smoker and tries to molest his soon to be niece and Ivy is planning to run away with her cousin after engaging in a romantic relationship. At the end Violet remains alone, only with Johnna.

Cast

Production

Development

John Wells directed, and the film was produced by Harvey Weinstein, Steve Traxler, and Jean Doumanian, with George Clooney attached as well. The film will be distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Renée Zellweger and Andrea Riseborough were considered for a role. Riseborough was cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Juliette Lewis replaced her.

Chloë Grace Moretz also auditioned for the role of Jean Fordham.

Filming

Filming took place between October 16, 2012 until December 8, 2012, in Bartlesville and Pawhuska, Oklahoma; and Los Angeles, California.




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