An article by Bhcourie and some more for “August: Osage County” (Scroll down for the link to the full article):
“Amazing watching Meryl at work,” says Ewan McGregor, who’s appearing with Meryl Streep and a solid gold cast in the adaptation of Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “August: Osage County”.
Ewan flew to Los Angeles for a weekend from the filming in Oklahoma to screen his powerful film, “The Impossible”, based on the 2004 tsunami devastation in Phuket, Thailand. Naomi Watts and Tom Holland (Billy Elliot) co-star. An Oscar-buzzed film during the recent Toronto International Film Festival for its acting, Juan Antonio Bayona’s direction and the special effects, “The Impossible” has broken box office records in Spain, and opens in the U.S. on December 21st.
About “August: Osage County”, Ewan is cast as Julia Roberts’ husband, and says The Weinstein Company bought a house in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for $180,000. “Why? Well, most of the story’s action takes place in the house. Soon as the Weinsteins bought it, a local Okie wanted it for his family. So it was sold again, with the agreement they would move once filming was completed. The house expense was obliterated overnight.”
A Tulsa native, playwright Tracy Letts lucked into Meryl Streep starring as the pill-popping mother Violet, with Sam Shepard as her husband, Julia Roberts as their daughter with Ewan as her husband. Other cast members include Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Sherlock on PBS. “I love John Wells’ direction,’ reflects Ewan. “We’re learning so much from him.” George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing.
Author Tom Wolfe writes in pencil. “Easier to erase,” he admitted in an interview with USA Today about Back to Blood, his latest doorstopper novel (704 pages). The title refers to “bloodlines.” Buzz surrounds New York’s literati community about Tom defecting Farrar, Straus and Giroux, his publisher of 43 years.