We've VERY happy that this is finally official!
To recap - waaay back in October 2010, we first heard that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts were in talks to star in a film version of the Pulitzer/Tony-award winning play August: Osage County!
As a reminder, the play revolves around a grieving mother and daughter who mercilessly argue with each other, following the death of the family's patriarch.
Earlier this month, Weinstein Company exec David Glasser announced that the film MAY start shooting this September, in hopes of wrapping production by the end of 2012.
NOW, the Weinsteins have FINALLY made the official announcement that Julia and Meryl have been cast in the film, which will be directed by Shameless' John Wells.
The Weinsteins also announced the filming will definitely start shooting this fall.
Here's what Julia had to say about acting alongside Meryl in AOC:
"After seeing Meryl Streep’s mesmerizing portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, it has me even more excited and proud to co star with her."
We're excited to see BOTH of their performances! This film is SO going to dominate the Oscars in 2013!!!!!
What do U think? Excited that Julia and Meryl have been officially cast in AOC???
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