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Awesome: ‘August: Osage County’ to Be a Movie!

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Big news! Variety reports today that Pulitzer Prize–winning, Tony-earning, all-around-awesome play August: Osage County is being adapted for the big screen. Playwright Tracy Lett is attached to write the screenplay, and Jean Doumanian Productions (All the Real Girls, Bullets Over Broadway) and Steve Traxler will produce. But who will play the Westons? "So many actors and stars have come to see it on Broadway, and we've gotten inquiries," Doumanian tells Variety. "People are enthusiastic about the film version." Maybe they'll follow Ang Lee's lead and cast the actual theater actors? But who should play matriarch Violet: Tony winner Deanna Dunagan or 80-year-old phenom Estelle Parsons? You know, we don't even care. We really wanted to see this thing again anyway, and compared to the cost of seeing it on Broadway, movie tickets will be a steal. —Lori Fradkin

'Osage County' set for bigscreen [Variety]