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Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep Team Up in 'August: Osage County'

Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep Team Up in 'August: Osage County'

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

The pic is about a dysfunctional family whose secrets are revealed when they reunite after the disappearance of the father. Meryl will play the drug-addicted matriach with Julia as the eldest daughter whose husband is having an affair with his student, according to Deadline.

The play, by Tracy Letts, won four Tony Awards during its Broadway run, including Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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13 Comments

# 1
Whitney Ellison @ 10/01/2010 at 11:01 am

I’ve always wanted to see Julia Roberts do a movie with Tom Cruise. They are both incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.

# 2

Julia Roberts, meh
Meryl Streep, yay

Change Roberts with Linney and we have the perfect movie.

# 3

Sounds soap opera-ish.

# 5

She going bald hahah better for she

# 6
James Sartain @ 10/01/2010 at 11:28 am

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep should just have ‘GIVE ME AN OSCAR’ stamped on their foreheads in this film.

# 7

Sounds good I will go and see it

# 8

Sounds depressing, so yeah, wouldn’t be surprised for Oscar noms. lol

# 9

THIS IS GONNA BE GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!! I saw the play in NY and it was wickedly good

This will be EPIC! Seriously EPIC!

I wish someone else was directing this, but since Meryl is fabulous and Julia has been chasing this part for a while and very serious about it, I think they’ll both be phenom!

The play is a little over the top and almost crosses into being a soap opera, but I am hoping that they tone that down a little for the movie.

Meryl will play a devious pill popping addict who is incredibly nasty to her daughters and takes out her frustrations with their own life on them by throwing their missteps in their face.

Julia will play a sarcastic, smart-ass, control freak who is bossy and pushy and has to deal with her marriage falling apart and her pot-smoking daughter. She’s probably the most sympathetic character but also comes dangerously close to being like her mother.

If both actresses nail this, they’ll probably both have Oscars in 2012 (or whenever this comes out).

I wish Julia would cut her hair. My favorite actress though.

offtheproperty @ 10/01/2010 at 10:17 pm

Osage Beach where them hillbillies smoke oxy-contin and f*ck on jet skis.

Julia Roberts, meh
Meryl Streep, yay

Change Roberts with Linney and we have the perfect movie.

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