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Award winning play August: Osage County hits the big screen

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 01:37

Dec. 13 - Julia Roberts teams up with her cast mates on the red carpet to celebrate the opening of their new film. Alicia Powell reports.

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The cast of the family drama "August: Osage County" reunite on the red carpet in New York. The movie's release during the holidays, arguably the high season for family dysfunction, will give moviegoers a chance to compare their clans with the calamitous Westons of Oklahoma. They include a pill-popping mother played by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts as her bitter daughter. Only the wise uncle, played by Chris Cooper, appears somewhat normal in this film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. SOUNDBITE: Chris Cooper, actor, saying (English): "I relate to everything Uncle Charlie. I had a son who I had to look after and defend. And who people didn't look at as a whole child. And I grew up four hours from the spot that we shot this film. I raised cattle with my father. The country felt very familiar. These type of people felt very familiar." The film has earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Julie Roberts and Meryl Streep, in addition to a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Dermont Mulroney says all the recognition has been great. SOUNDBITE: Dermont Mulroney, actor, saying (English): "It's really gratifying, I got to tell you. I've done a lot of movies but not all of them are as good as this one to be honest with you. So it's a great pleasure." The film will be unwrapped on Christmas day in the U.S.

Award winning play August: Osage County hits the big screen

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 01:37

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