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Thursday, August 07, 2008

More News, Osagely

by chris mills

File Under: It Hadda Happen...

from the Times:
The award-winning Broadway play “August: Osage County” will become a movie, Playbill has reported. The film will be produced by Jean Doumanian Productions and the president of Jam Theatricals, Steve Traxler, lead producers of the play. The play's other two lead producers, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, will be executive producers on the film version. Mr. Letts will write the screenplay.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Casting Suggestions?

Jane Fonda for Violet.

the artist formerly known as jess. said...

I didn't even get to see the play and already they're making a film?

Is the play still showing? Can I still catch up?

Anonymous said...

It really is more of a screenplay than a stageplay anyway.

chris mills said...

It is certainly still running, was listed at TKTS and worth the trip, sez me...

Anonymous said...

The perfect casting possibilities
for the film version of August:
Osage County are as follows:

Beverly Weston:GENE HACKMAN,ROBERT
DuVALL,JACK NICHOLSON,TOMMY LEE
JONES,or STEWART GRANGER.

Violet Weston:ELIZABETH TAYLOR,JEN-
NIFER JONES,SHIRLEY MacLAINE,LAUREN
BACALL,ELLEN BURSTYN,VANESSA REDGR-
AVE,GLENDA JACKSON,JANE ALEXANDER,
CAROL BURNETT,or MARY TYLER MOORE.

Bill Fordham:MICHAEL DOUGLAS,WARREN
BEATTY,HARRISON FORD,ROBERT DeNIRO,
NICK NOLTE,or WILLIAM HURT.

Barbara Weston-Fordham:JANE FONDA,
FAYE DUNAWAY,MERYL STREEP,SALLY FI-
ELD,SUSAN SARANDON,GLENN CLOSE,DIA-
NE KEATON,JESSICA LANGE,GOLDIE HAWN
or SISSY SPACEK.

Ivy Weston:SHARON STONE,JULIENNE
MOORE,JOAN ALLEN,DEMI MOORE,ANNETTE
BENNING,or CATHERINE ZETA-JONES.

Karen Weston:JODIE FOSTER,GWENYTH
PALTROW,RENE ZELLWIGER,REBECCA De-
MORNAY or LINDA BLAIR.

Charles Aiken:ED HARRIS,GEORGE
SEGAL,FRANK LANGELLA,JAMES CAAN,or
BEN GAZZARA.

Mattie Fae Aiken:SHIRLEY KNIGHT,
PIPER LAURIE,KATHY BATES,PATTY DUKE,ANN-MARGRET,JILL CLAYBURGH,
STELLA STEVENS,SHIRLEY JONES,or
GENA ROWLANDS.

Little Charles Aiken:ROBERT DOWNEY
JR.,JAKE GYLLENHALL,TIMMOTHY HUTTON
MATT DILLON,or CHRISTOPHER ATKINS.

Jean Fordham:ELLEN PAGE,JULIET LEWIS,DAKOTA FANNING,or ANNA PAQUIN.

Steve Heidebrect:CARL WEATHERS.

Jonna Moneveta:ROSIE PEREZ,SILVANNA
GALLARDO,or SOFIA COPPOLLA.

Sherrif Deon Gilbeau:RANDY QUAID,
or BRIAN DENNEHY.