Chris Cooper Eyeing August: Osage County

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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.