August: Osage County
August Osage County poster
Directed by John Wells
Produced by George Clooney
Jean Doumanian
Grant Heslov
Steve Traxler
Bob Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
Starring Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Adriano Goldman
Editing by Stephen Mirrione
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release December 25, 2013
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million (estimated)
Gross revenue

August: Osage County is a 2013 American black comedy-drama film based on Tracy Letts' play of the same name. The film is directed by John Wells, written by Letts himself, and produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The ensemble cast is led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

Plot Summary

In Osage County, Oklahoma, in August, Beverly Weston (Shepard), is a poet with a drinking problem while his wife, Violet (Streep) suffers from mouth cancer and has a newly developed addiction to drugs. Beverly decides to hire a live-in cook and caregiver for Violet. A few weeks after Johnna (Upham) is hired, Beverly disappears which motivates the family to come together to look for him but only to find a few days later that he has committed suicide. Violet and Beverly's daughters, Barbara (Roberts) and Karen (Lewis), along with Ivy (Nicholson) who lives in the house, come to their father’s funeral, as does the entire family. A series of conflicts ensue over the next several days as Violet and Barbara have never understood each other. Karen's fiancé proves to be a pot smoker and tries to molest his soon to be niece, Ivy is planning to run away with her cousin after engaging in a romantic relationship. At the end Violet remains alone, only with Johnna


  • Meryl Streep as Violet Weston
  • Julia Roberts as Barbara (Weston) Fordham
  • Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham
  • Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken
  • Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as "Little" Charles Aiken
  • Juliette Lewis as Karen Weston
  • Margo Martindale as Mattie Fae Aiken
  • Dermot Mulroney as Steve Heidebrecht
  • Julianne Nicholson as Ivy Weston
  • Sam Shepard as Beverly Weston
  • Misty Upham as Johnna Monevata
Meryl Streep films

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Julia Roberts films

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Abigail Breslin films

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