Friday, October 1, 2010

August: Osage County Film in Works

This has been an uptick year for Tracy Letts, at least in my world.  He followed his smash hit, Pulitzer and Tony winning play, August: Osage County, with a more modest (but also, for me, more poignant and better written) play, Superior Donuts.  Then, his adaptation of Three Sisters is having its East Coast debut, and its second ever production after its world debut in Seattle, at my alma mater, Brandeis University, through their professional company, The Brandeis Theater Company.  (For more information about this production, see this article

News has also just been released that the film version of the play, set to begin production in the summer of 2011, has some major stars in talks.  Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in talks to star as eldest daughter Barbara Weston and her drug addicted mother, Violet, respectively.  If Streep does sign on to star in the project, this would continue her streak in film adaptations of Broadway hits, following Mamma Mia! and Doubt.

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