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George Clooney to produce film adaptation of August: Osage County

  • George Clooney is to produce the film version of Tracey Letts' play, August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

    The play tells the story about a dysfunctional family brought back together after their poet father disappears. It won both Pulitzer and Tony awards for best drama in 2008.

    Streep and Roberts will play mother and daughter in the film.

    John Wells is set to direct the film adaptation. He is best known for his television work including ER and the US adaptation of Shameless.

    The rest of the cast is yet to be announced.