'August: Osage County' (Fall)

Director John Wells; cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis. The movie has the pedigree -- Tracy Letts adapted his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about a dysfunctional family coming together after a crisis. And it's being released by the Weinstein Co., so there's that. But Wells is primarily a TV director and dramas centered on family conflict often turn into tonal train wrecks. An iffy proposition, but, with this year's Oscar-winning producers Clooney and Grant Heslov on board, it's one that cannot be discounted.

( March 4, 2013 )

Director John Wells; cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis. The movie has the pedigree -- Tracy Letts adapted his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about a dysfunctional family coming together after a crisis. And it's being released by the Weinstein Co., so there's that. But Wells is primarily a TV director and dramas centered on family conflict often turn into tonal train wrecks. An iffy proposition, but, with this year's Oscar-winning producers Clooney and Grant Heslov on board, it's one that cannot be discounted.

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