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Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts Have Been OFFICIALLY Cast In August: Osage County!

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julia roberts and meryl streep cast in aoc

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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7 comments to “Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts Have Been OFFICIALLY Cast In August: Osage County!”

  1. 1


    Streep is the greatest actress of our time. Roberts is just an average actress who got lucky because she had a dorky big smile and doofy laugh. It's OFFENSIVE to think that Roberts got the same Oscar for the mediocre Erin Brockovich that Streep got for her stunning work in Sophie's Choice.

    Putting Julia Roberts in a Meryl Streep movie is like putting a plastic Walmart necklace on a Prada dress.

  2. 2

    Julia better rethink this one. Meryl will act circles around the wooden, one note Roberts.

  3. 3

    Julia sadly will never rise to Meryl's level
    Julia is like Jennifer Aniston- nice enough but not great
    far too popular for my understanding
    and it's a puzzle to me how she won an Oscar- none of her performances have risen to that level
    goes to show that perhaps sometimes the Oscars are nothing more than a popularity contest
    anything with Meryl in is worth paying to see
    with Julia….not always the case

  4. 4

    This is my favorite play/broadway play that I've seen. I hope Roberts doesn't mess it up.

  5. 5

    Sounds good to me

  6. 6

    Ahhhhhhh Meryl Streep, my idol. ^.~

  7. 7

    And the Academy Award goes to… Meryl Streep! ok, so maybe I'm jumping the gun a little bit. but i'm super duper excited for this!!! Meryl is like, my idol. love her