August: Osage County (2013)

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  • IMDb page: August: Osage County (2013)
  • Rate: 7.4/10 total 1,840 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 10 January 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 121 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $481,684 (USA) (3 January 2014)
  • Director: John Wells
  • Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Gustavo Santaolalla   
  • Soundtrack: Little White Lies
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Place Name In Title | Sibling Rivalry | Suicide | Tony Award Source | Dysfunctional Family

Writing Credits By:

  • Tracy Letts (screenplay)
  • Tracy Letts (play)

Known Trivia

  • While promoting her film Mirror Mirror (2012), Julia Roberts teared up and cried in an interview while sharing the news about her acting in her first film opposite Meryl Streep, who she claimed was her favorite actress. 17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Beverly Weston, the Weston family patriarch, was played by Dennis Letts, playwright Tracey Letts’ father in the Steppenwolf premiere of the play. 7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Chloë Grace Moretz auditioned for the role of Jean Fordham, but lost to Abigail Breslin. 13 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Jim Carrey was considered for the role of Steve. 10 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Abigail Breslin (Jean) had a 103 degree fever when she auditioned for the role. 5 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The role of Violet Weston was originally played by Deanna Dunagan who won a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway (she also played the role in its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Phylicia Rashad and Estelle Parsons replaced Dunagan later in the play’s Broadway run. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • One critic noted that the story, in both its stage and film version, “draws heavily on Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes (1941)” 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Renée Zellweger and Andrea Riseborough were considered for a role. Riseborough was cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Juliette Lewis replaced her. 3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • “Life is very long” –the opening line spoken by Sam Shepard’s character Beverly Weston–is from T.S. Eliot’s infamous “Hollow Men” poem, but it’s a line borrowed from Joseph Conrad’s novel “An Outcast of the Islands”. The hollow emptiness of modern, Western life is a grand theme of this movie and its original stage play. Also, the name of the major female character, “Vi” for Violet, is very similar to the name of Eliot’s wife, Vivienne. In addition, Sam Shepard–whose father was also a teacher and drinker like the Bev Weston he portrays–has long been a playwright documenting the demise of the American dream in works such as “True West”. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The song in the 2nd Trailer is “Stubborn Love” by the The Lumineers. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. |  »

Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

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Produced By:

  • George Clooney known as producer
  • Celia D. Costas known as executive producer
  • Patrick Daly known as co-producer
  • Jean Doumanian known as producer
  • Grant Heslov known as producer
  • Claire Rudnick Polstein known as executive producer
  • Steve Traxler known as producer
  • Harvey Weinstein known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Meryl Streep known as Violet Weston
  • Julia Roberts known as Barbara Weston
  • Chris Cooper known as Charlie Aiken
  • Ewan McGregor known as Bill Fordham
  • Margo Martindale known as Mattie Fae Aiken
  • Sam Shepard known as Beverly Weston
  • Dermot Mulroney known as Steve Huberbrecht
  • Julianne Nicholson known as Ivy Weston
  • Juliette Lewis known as Karen Weston
  • Abigail Breslin known as Jean Fordham
  • Benedict Cumberbatch known as Little Charles Aiken
  • Misty Upham known as Johnna Monevata
  • Will Coffey known as Sheriff Deon Gilbeau
  • Newell Alexander known as Dr. Burke
  • Jerry Stahl known as Liquor Store Owner
  • Dale Dye known as Radio Announcer
  • Ivan Allen known as Radio Announcer
  • Arlin Miller known as Baseball Announcer
  • J. Alan Davidson known as Young Soldier (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Fríða Aradóttir known as hair department head
  • Shelly D'Apolito known as additional hair stylist (as Shelly Price)
  • Roxane Griffin known as key hair stylist
  • J. Roy Helland known as make-up and hair: Ms. Streep
  • Matthew W. Mungle known as prosthetic makeup for Meryl Streep
  • Björn Rehbein known as key makeup artist
  • Clinton Wayne known as prosthetic supply
  • Carla White known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Jazz Bishop known as greens assistant
  • Sarah Brady known as swing gang
  • William 'Ted' Brady known as swing gang
  • Thomas E. Brown known as charge scenic artist
  • Kirk Corwin known as property master
  • Sean P. Egan known as art department coordinator
  • J. Michael Glynn known as assistant property master
  • Zack Hiatt known as set dresser
  • Gregory Hill known as illustrator
  • Justin Hipp known as art department assistant
  • Chris Holik known as set dresser
  • Brandon Jones known as art department assistant
  • J. Brandon Jones known as art department assistant
  • Quentin Matthys known as gang boss
  • Sergey Mazurov known as stand-by carpenter
  • Jon Nicholson known as on-set dresser
  • Sara Philpott known as set decoration buyer
  • Uldarico Sarmiento known as set designer
  • Scott Troha known as leadman
  • Colin Warde known as assistant props
  • Stacey Witter known as construction coordinator
  • Jack White known as food stylist (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • Jean Doumanian Productions

Other Companies:

  • AMP Equipment  grip and lighting equipment (2nd unit)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • POP Sound  ADR Recording
  • Scarlet Letters  main and end titles by
  • Sony Classical  soundtrack
  • Sound Satisfaction  foley recording facility
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Stone Management  product placement

Distributors:

  • E1 Films Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Distribution (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2013) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • DeA Planeta Home Entertainment (2013) (Spain) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Bangladesh) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Bhutan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (India) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Nepal) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Pakistan) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2013) (Sri Lanka) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Phil Carbonaro known as visual effects artist
  • Daren Dochterman known as visual effects artist
  • Brian Jochum known as visual effects producer
  • Peter Kuran known as visual effects
  • Kevin Kutchaver known as visual effects artist
  • Jo Martin known as visual effects coordinator
  • Wilson Tang known as digital restoration
  • Jon Terada known as visual effects artist

MPAA: Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material

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August: Osage County (2013)

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Meryl Streep is back after a year off from the Oscar race with a central role in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. With Letts translating his own work to the screen, we have great faith in second go-round as director (of course, he’s helmed episodes of “Shameless”, too). The only question mark: This is a Weinstein Company release, and since the studio invested in a clutch of year-end awards candidates, which one will emerge as their frontrunner? Each year, at least one of their gems is cast aside.

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