Misery loves family, and we just love the strong-willed women of the Weston family: Violet, Barbara, Ivy and Karen. That’s why we’re here to share the second trailer for John Wells
‘ upcoming August: Osage County
, which is set to hit theaters this December. Head inside to check it out, this really looks promising…
Wells directed the movie from a script written by Tracy Letts
, but as you probably remember the whole thing is actually based on Letts’ play of the same name which made its Broadway debut in December 2007.
August: Osage County
tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the above mentioned ladies whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Starring Meryl Streep
, Julia Roberts
, Benedict Cumberbatch
, Margo Martindale
, Chris Cooper
, Sam Shepard
and Misty Upham
, the movie opens on December 25th, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film
Based on the multiple Tony Award-winning play.
Streep will play Violet Weston, a drug-addicted Southern matriarch who takes center stage in the family when her husband, Beverly Weston, drowns. Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, Violet’s oldest daughter and a control freak whose marriage is on the rocks.
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new Broadway play that unflinchingly – and uproariously – exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Let us know what you think about the video & stay tuned for more!