Belfast Telegraph

Riseborough heads to Osage County

Andrea Riseborough is rumoured to be joining August: Osage County.

The rising British star, who starred in Madonna's WE and Brighton Rock, would share the screen with Hollywood heavyweights Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells' big-screen adaptation of Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, reported the Daily Mail.

Meryl has been cast as pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston, while Julia is to play her eldest daughter Barbara.

Andrea, 30, is tipped to play youngest daughter Karen.

The film, which is being produced by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, follows the women in the Weston family who are brought back together when their alcoholic father disappears.

Production is set to begin in September, with a 2013 release.

Andrea, who made her big-screen debut in 2010's Made In Dagenham, will next star in British drama Shadow Dancer with Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson, and British thriller Welcome To The Punch alongside James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

She has recently been filming sci-fi thriller Oblivion in Iceland with Tom Cruise.


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