There are some universal dreads in life: getting audited, getting dumped, oh and going back home to visit your parents.
Julia Roberts (as Barbara Weston) and Ewan McGregor (as Bill Fordham) know the feeling in the newest trailer for the John Wells-directed August: Osage County.
Their subject of dread? Roberts’ onscreen mother Meryl Streep (as a pill-popping, sharp-tongued Violet Weston).
Based on the Pulitzer-prize winning play by Tracy Letts, August: Osage County brings dysfunctional, feuding families to a whole new level. Especially with the boldface casting, including the likes of Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more. No wonder Julia Roberts called it “the best acting experience of her life.”
At least the palpable familial strife is quelled by the sweet sounds of The Lumineers’ “Stubborn Love.” Watch one of the most awkward family meals ever in the second trailer for August. (Check out the first one here.)
August: Osage County will be released Dec. 25 in limited theaters.