February 16, 2012 at 4:26 am #54550
The Weinstein Co. just announced that Meryl Streep will play opposite Julia Roberts in August: Osage County, based on the Pulitzer and Tony winning play by Tracy Letts. Pic will be directed by John Wells (Shameless, The Company Men). Meryl Streep will kill it, you know she will. I can’t wait to see her do this.February 16, 2012 at 10:10 am #54552
Th source material is both hysterical and ferocious.. Seems up her alley. It is very much an ensemble piece, the play is anyway, with Roberts part being the true Lead.. Who fills out the rest of the cast?February 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm #54553
Wasn’t it known a long time ago?February 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm #54554
NEVER TOO SOON TO START THE MOURNING PROCESS
It’s about time we started gearing up for Streep’s inevitable 2013 Oscar nom followed by yet another crushing defeat. Can’t wait!February 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm #54555
Who will she lose to this time? Kate Hudson? Raven Symone?February 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm #54557
The juiciest possibility would be A:OC costar Julia Roberts.
Now that would be (as a Oscar-blog viewer, not talking about real life appropriateness – who knows?) fun to watch.February 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm #54558
If Kathy Bates does not play Mattie Fae, the role will have been miscast.February 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm #54559
Meryl will lose to Julia! LolFebruary 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #54560
That role calls for an actress, not a mere movie star like Roberts…
Still smarting about her oscar for Erin Brockovich!!!
Meryl will hopefully make Julia seem competent.February 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm #54561
I had the good fortune to see this outrageous comedy on Broadway and these are the people I kinda want to fill these important roles:
Violet Weston- Meryl Streep
Barbara Fordham- Julia Roberts (I would’ve picked Helen Hunt)
Ivy Weston- Julie Bowen (Don’t hate)
Karen Weston- Carrie Preston
Mattie Fae Aiken- Kathy Bates OR Jean SmartFebruary 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm #54562
It’s true that Violet and Barbara are co-leads, but I could see the producers finding some sort of way to make Barbara seem like a supporting character. It would be total fraud, but if they could find a way to make Effie White supporting in Dreamgirls, they can do anything.
And forget Kathy Bates. I’d prefer to see Margo Martindale as Mattie Fae and get her that nomination her career deserves!February 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm #54563
I actually see Violet as the True lead…in the play, Violet is the fulcrum…everything revolves around her. This will be Meryl’s show, but the role will give Julia some real meat. It’s such a beautiful play, and thank God Tracy Letts is doing his own adaptation. If they screw it up, it will be the fault fo the director.February 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm #54564
I think they will fulfill the cast with really big stars, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Hudson were attached some time ago and I think they will take this kinda of way to complete the cast.
and OMG, Julia has two big roles for 2013 and I hope that at least one works for her.
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