In response to a fan question, Kathy Bates denied that she was set to play Mattie Fae, Streep’s character sister, in the upcoming movie “August: Osage County“.
Bates said in her Tweet:
Sadly no. I heard just before HL. Mr. Wells doesn’t think I look like Meryl’s sister. :-!
Earlier unconfirmed reports say that two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest got the role of Mattie Fae. Wiest had previously worked with Meryl Streep in the romantic drama “Falling in Love“.