Recharge in the cast melodrama "August: Osage County": Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Benedict Cumberbatch has joined Ewan McGregor, who plays the former spouse of the heroine of Roberts, who had abandoned his wife for a young student.
In the heart of the picture is the play from author of "Bug" and "Killer Joe" Tracy Letts. In 2008, "August: Osage County" won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Action develops throughout August in the house Beverly and Violet Weston in the small town of Oklahoma. The play is somewhat similar "Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas, as the main character - an old and withered, but the sharp-tongued woman - died at her house, surrounded by a wide variety of families.
Meryl Streep will play Violet Weston suddenly widowed, suffering from cancer and not only addicted to prescribed her meds, but the drugs. Her eldest daughter, Barbara Fordham (Julia Roberts) teaches at the college and is trying to save her marriage, which is crumbling after her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor) cheated on her with a student. Barbara has two younger sisters (one of them will play Juliette Lewis) and teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) - a lover of marijuana and an old movies.
All this motley company is going in the house of Violet after the death of her husband Beverly Weston, an alcoholic and a poet. He allegedly committed suicide, but, as it sheds light on the fate of the family manages to find many skeletons occupying cabinets huge house of Weston.
In addition to these actors in the film are busy Chris Cooper (he plays the groom of heroine Lewis) and Misty Aphem, who got the role of the housekeeper in the house of Weston.
Director of "Osage County" - John Wells, whose credits producing such films as "I'm Not There," "Far From Heaven," "One Hour Photo", "House on the edge of the world", and TV series "Mildred Pierce," " The West Wing "and" ER. " Wells made his debut in cinema drama "The Company Men" with Ben Affleck, and the film adaptation of the play of Letts will be his second feature film.
Shooting begins in the coming days. Among the producers of the project is George Clooney.