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Chris Cooper Eyeing August: Osage County

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Actor Chris Cooper arrives at the premiere of Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films' 'The Tempest' at the El Capitan Theatre on December 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Cooper

That Meryl Streep– and Julia Roberts–starring big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts's August: Osage County is nearing a spectacular casting move in Chris Cooper. Currently in talks for the role, Cooper would play Streep's brother-in-law in the tale of family dysfunction and cursing. Mr. Cooper: We have a strong preference for you to say yes at your earliest convenience.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/2010 Getty Images