Saturday, June 22, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor: Weinstein Co. Shifts Meryl Streep-Julia Roberts 'August: Osage County' to Christmas Studio also moves Grace Kelly biopic "Grace of Monaco" to Thanksgiving (THE WRAP)

The Weinstein Company on Thursday shifted the release date of one of its main awards hopefuls, “August: Osage County,” to Christmas Day. It had been scheduled to debut on November 8.

Christmas is getting crowded. Also set to debut on that day are Universal’s Keanu Reeves action drama “47 Ronin,” Paramount’s Chris Pine-Keira Knightley action thriller “Jack Ryan” and the Fox comedy “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

“August: Osage County” is directed by John Wells and produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The cast includes Meryl Streep playing a pill-popping mother and Julia Roberts as her bitter daughter. Also featured are Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis.


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