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 his 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?
Quite a cast, looks happy/sad.
Carpola on May 10, 2013
I love the play and I think that this cast can effectively bring out its underlying humor and tragedy. Alex, you said that they didn't show enough good humor in the trailer. The humor isn't the draw of this story (though it can be pretty hilarious at times).The dysfunction is what gets peoples attention. The trailer doesn't even begin to show what this story entails. The play is very long so I doubt if they included everything but I hope that they did the story justice.
Maxx on May 10, 2013
Love the play although if the movie sitcks close to the play this trailer doesnt even begin to suggest how vicious things get.
Blake Hinton on May 10, 2013
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