They are Oscar wining actresses who have both played a slew of feisty characters in a variety of films.
So it’s no surprise that sparks fly when Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts go head to head in their new film drama.
A trailer for August:Osage County shows the women engaging in several dramatic scenes.
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Matriarch: Meryl Streep plays fearsome family matriarch Violet Weston in new movie August: Osage County, with the new trailer released on Friday
Julia plays Barbara Weston, daughter of Violet, the cancer stricken sharp tongued family matriarch.
Co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, the new trailer features the actresses sparring, in with one piece of dinner table footage especially dramatic.
The drama is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Tracy Letts and made its Broadway debut in 2007.
Mother daughter tension: Julia Roberts plays Violet’s daughter Barbara in the film
Powerful drama: The feature film promises some powerful scenes between Julia and Meryl’s character
Adaptation: The film is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Tracy Letts
It revolves around a dysfunctional family who gather together in Oaklahoma after the suicide of family patriarch Beverly.
Along with star names Streep and Roberts, the film features a star-studded cast including Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch and Juliette Lewis.
The dark dramedy, directed by John Wells, is slated for release on November 8, putting it in direct contention for awards season.
Family affair: Juliette Nicholson as Ivy Weston, Violet and Barbara return to Oklahoma after father Beverly commits suicide
Star-studded cast: The film features a slew of big names including wan McGregor as Barbara’s estranged husband Bill
Oscar hopes: The film’s release on November 8 puts it in line for awards season
Producing partners Grant and George will be hoping to match their Oscar triumph for this year’s Best Picture winner Argo.
The trailer opens with Beverly (Sam Shepard) declaring that ‘life is very long,’ before his death brings the family together again.
Movie goers can expect some dark undertones, with the film’s tagline reading: ‘Misery Loves Family.’
Dysfunctional: Ewan plays a college professor who has left his wife (Roberts) for a younger woman
Part of the ensemble: Benedict Cumberbatch plays clumsy and unemployed ‘Little’ Charles Aiken