Clooney co-producing film
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:00 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 06.21.12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is co-producing the film version of “August: Osage County,” the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play about family dysfunction.
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are set to star as mother and daughter. John Wells plans to direct, with Tracy Letts writing the script based on his own play. The Weinstein Co. will release the film and shooting should begin in the fall.
“August: Osage County” is the darkly funny story of a family of estranged women forced to come together in their Midwestern home when a crisis occurs. It won five Tony Awards in 2008.