August: Osage County

December 25th 2013
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 130 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale, Misty Upham, Newell Alexander, Will Coffey, J. Alan Davidson
  • Director: John Wells
  • Writer: Tracy Letts
  • Producers: George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, Harvey Weinstein
  • Co Producer: Patrick Daly
  • Executive Producers: Celia D. Costas, Claire Rudnick Polstein
  • Castings: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
  • Costume Design: Cindy Evans
  • D.O.P.: Adriano Goldman
  • Editor: Stephen Mirrione
  • Makeup: Carla White
  • Music: Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Production Design: David Gropman
  • Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


Based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning play by Tracy Letts, "August: Osage County" tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Oklahoma, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language including sexual references, and for drug material
  • Production Budget: $25 million
  • Production Companies: Jean Doumanian Productions
  • Production Schedule: 15 October 2012 - 8 December 2012

Featured Articles


2013 Guide Analysis: "This and "The Butler" are already being lined up to be Harvey Weinstein's big contenders for the awards circuit in early 2014. An adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, this surprisingly dark comedy focuses on an extended Oklahoma family that comes together when the patriarch goes missing and is found a few days later having committed suicide.

The cast couldn't be more impressive, and also includes Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Misty Upham and Julianne Nicholson. One of TV's most acclaimed producers, John Wells, has directed the film - his second after 2010's well-received "The Company Men." George Clooney is also involved as producer.

Having literally just wrapped filming this weekend in Oklahoma and Los Angeles, a couple of key questions are now being asked. The original play ran three-and-a-half hours and Letts reportedly struggled to cut it down, despite Weinstein's insistence. This means we're looking at a likely 2.5-3 hour run time. With the cast and quality material at hand though, I don't think many will mind."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 January 2014: Greece
  • 2 January 2014: Argentina, Australia
  • 9 January 2014: Netherlands
  • 10 January 2014: Spain
  • 16 January 2014: Hungary
  • 17 January 2014: UK
  • 23 January 2014: Singapore
  • 30 January 2014: Russia
  • 5 February 2014: Faroe Islands, France
  • 6 February 2014: Denmark
  • 28 February 2014: Sweden
  • 6 March 2014: Germany