Julia Robert and Meryl Streep Join August: Osage County

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Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are both set to star in August: Osage County, reports Deadline.

The film, being developed by The Weinstein Company and directed by John Wells, comes from a the dark comedy that won both a Tony for Best Play and a Pulitzer for Drama.

Streep will play Violet Weston, a drug-addicted Southern matriarch who takes center stage in the family when her husband, Beverly Weston, drowns. Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, Violet’s oldest daughter and a control freak whose marriage is on the rocks.

A long-time producer, Wells makes his theatrical directing debut with the upcoming The Company Men.