Screenplay: ‘August: Osage County’

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august-osage-county-posterAugust: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, 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.

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Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

 

Cast

  • Meryl Streep as Violet Weston
  • Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston-Fordham
  • Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham
  • Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken
  • Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as “Little” Charles Aiken
  • Juliette Lewis as Karen Weston
  • Margo Martindale as Mattie Fae Aiken
  • Dermot Mulroney as Steve Heidebrecht
  • Julianne Nicholson as Ivy Weston
  • Sam Shepard as Beverly Weston
  • Misty Upham as Johnna Monevata

Directed by:  John Wells

Written by: Tracey Letts

Click here for the script to August: Osage County

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