Thursday, October 04, 2012

Nicholson Is The Middle Child In "August"

Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' award-winning play "August: Osage County" says Deadline.

First performed in '07 the show revolves around a family's buried pains and present conflicts after its patriarch (Sam Shepard) dies. Meryl Streep would play the drug-addicted matriarch, while Julia Roberts would play the eldest daughter who is estranged from her adulterous husband (Ewan McGregor).

Nicholson ("Boardwalk Empire") will play Ivy Weston the middle daughter and is having a secret affair.

Juliette Lewis is going to play Karen, the self-deluding youngest daughter. Chris Cooper plays Streep's brother in law. Abigail Breslin will play Roberts’ angry and acerbic pot smoking daughter Margo Martindale plays Mattie Fae Aiken, the sister of Streep's character.Dermot Mulroney will play Steve, the not-quite-who-he-seems businessman fianc√© of Karen. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the sensitive son of Mattie Fay.Misty Upham would play a college student who comes to work for Streep's character.

John Wells will direct the film from a screenplay adapted by Letts.

Harvey Weinstein George Clooney Grant Heslov Jean Doumanian and Steve Traxler will produce the pic.

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