Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Julia, Meryl for Osage County film?

Julia Roberts is in talks to appear in August: Osage County
Julia Roberts is in talks to appear in August: Osage County

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in talks to star in the film adaptation of Broadway play August: Osage County.

The actresses have reportedly agreed to the project and are now working out deals and organising schedules, Deadline said.

Meryl would play Violet, a drug-addicted matriarch of the working-class Weston family, while Julia would be Barbara Fordham, the eldest daughter in the family who discovers her husband is cheating on her.

The troubled family have to rally around one another when Violet's husband goes missing.

The film, based on the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play by Tracy Letts, will be directed by John Wells, with production set to start in summer 2011.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

Your willingness to look on the bright side will attract an unusual educational opportunity. Seize this opportunity to expand your knowledge. Learning about an obscure subject will lift your spirits. As a general rule, popular art forms leave you cold. You'd rather explore neglected avenues. Making friends is easy, since you feel an instant connection with anyone who shares your obsession with the esoteric. Birds of unusual feathers often flock together.More