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August: Osage County With Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Is Back On

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Actress Julia Roberts arrives at the premiere of "Fireflies in the Garden" at The Grove on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Long ago, news came that Meryl Streep would play a dysfunctional, pill-addicted mother to Julia Roberts in August: Osage County. Now the film, directed by John Wells (Shameless, ER) and based on Tracy Letts's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play, is on rails and will begin production this autumn. Plus, there's room for a couple more highly celebrated actresses to play Streep's other two daughters, so this thing can only get more Oscar-y.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2011 Getty Images