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Photo Coverage: Tracy Letts & More Attend AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY TIFF Gala Presentation
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Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Tracy Letts were among those in attendance at the premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The event was held at Roy Thomson Hall on Monday September 9 in Toronto, Canada. Below, check out photos from Gala Presentation!
The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martingdale,Andrea Riseborough, and Ewan McGregor. The play, which originally premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, opened on Broadway in December of 2007 and was the recipient of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play.
The film, directed by John Wells, will see Streep and Roberts playing family matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, respectively. McGregor will portray Bill Fordham, the estranged husband of Barbara and son-in-law of pill-popping matriarch Violet.
The story follows the Weston family whose lives have been splintered in many directions until their alcoholic father's disappearance brings them back to their childhood home and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Photo credit: Walter McBride