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August: Osage County Details

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Director John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also arriving are Violet's three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts) and her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and wild child Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings her fiancé Steve (Dermot Mulroney). As the clan bickers and jokes, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters confronts some past hurt or future fear. August: Osage County screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2013

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Julia Roberts Best Supporting Actress 2013 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Julia Roberts Best Supporting Actress 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julia Roberts Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2013 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Julia Roberts Best Supporting Actress 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julia Roberts Best Supporting Actress 2013 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Tracy Letts Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Meryl Streep Best Actress 2013 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Meryl Streep Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2013 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Meryl Streep Best Actress 2013 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Meryl Streep Best Actress 2013 Nominee

Cast

Meryl Streep
as Violet Weston
Julia Roberts
as Barbara Weston
Juliette Lewis
as Karen Weston
Ewan McGregor
as Bill Fordham
Abigail Breslin
as Jean Fordham
Margo Martindale
as Mattie Fae Aiken
Chris Cooper
as Charles Aiken
Benedict Cumberbatch
as Little Charles Aiken
Dermot Mulroney
as Steve Heidebrecht
Sam Shepard
as Beverly Weston
Misty Upham
as Johnna
Julianne Nicholson
as Ivy Weston

Crew

John Wells
Director
Jean Doumanian
Producer
Steve Traxler
Producer
George Clooney
Producer
Grant Heslov
Producer
Tracy Letts
Play Author
Tracy Letts
Screenwriter
Adriano Goldman
Cinematographer
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer (Music Score)
Dana Sano
Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Mirrione
Editor
David Gropman
Production Designer
Jerry Frankel
Executive Producer
Ron Burkle
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein
Executive Producer
Celia Costas
Executive Producer
Cindy Evans
Costume Designer
Paul Schnee
Casting
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