'August: Osage County' Trailer

Is Meryl Streep heading to the Oscars once again? Some people murmured back in 2011 that a win for The Iron Lady wouldn't happen because Streep had signed on for the powerhouse lead role in the adaptation of Tracey Letts's stage play August: Osage County. However, the new trailer gives some juicy hints that Meryl could be looking at Oscar number 4. (She's probably looking at nomination #18, anyways.) Word from test screenings has been especially strong regarding Streep's performance, and some viewers have given high praise to co-stars Julia Roberts and Margo Martindale, although the most excitement was probably in regards to a singing Benedict Cumberbatch. Will Oscar sing, too? We'll find out more if and when The Weinstein Company screens some footage at Cannes (they usually do), but with a release date set for November 8th, we will presumably have to wait for the fall festival circuit for solid buzz. Fingers crossed for Toronto!

August: Osage County is directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and also co-stars Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, and Dermot Mulroney.