Juliette Lewis in Talks for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Film


According to Deadline.com, Juliette Lewis is currently in talks to star in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, alongside Chris CooperMeryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Lewis would play 'self-deluding youngest daughter' Keren.

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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.

Tracy Lett's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, directed by John Wells, will see Streep and Roberts playing family matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, respectively. Riseborough is poised to take on the role of Violet's youngest daughter, Karen. Cooper will play Violet's brother in law.

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."

The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to the play and are developing the project with George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures. Shooting is set to begin this September for a possible 2013 release date.

Lewis first garnered international attention and acclaim in 1991 with her turn as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1991. Over the next few years, she won further critical support in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives, Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding, and opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia. In 1993, she acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

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