Watch: First Trailer for Ensemble Adaptation 'August: Osage County'
"In my day, family stayed together." The Weinstein Company has debuted the trailer for one of their next Oscar bait movies, an adaptation of the play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. The frontrunner once again is Meryl Streep, who plays Violet Weston, the dysfunctional mother of a family of women who come together in their hometown again to deal with a family crisis. The cast includes Julia Roberts, as well as Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney and Chris Cooper. It kind of has the feel of Little Miss Sunshine meets The Help, but not enough good humor.
Watch the first official trailer for John Wells' August: Osage County, originally from ABC News:
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
August: Osage County is directed by John Wells, a producer/writer-turned-filmmaker whose feature debut was The Company Men, after directing episodes of "ER". The screenplay was written by playwright Tracy Letts, based on her own 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play. The Weinstein Company will be distributing, and has August: Osage County set for limited release starting on November 8th this Oscar season. Look good?