August: Osage County was an award show juggernaut in 2008, taking home Tonys for Best Play, Best Leading Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play and Best Direction of a Play. It also acquired equal accolades at The Drama Desk Awards, The Drama League Awards, The Outer Critics Circle Awards, The New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, The Theatre World Awards and won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now, the feature film adaptation looks to be a comparable awards monster.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney and Margo Martindale have united to tell the story of one family dealing with death, and its irrevocable effect on life.
And as you can tell from the first trailer, the film will serve as an acting masterclass!