Dermot Mulroney is set to star as the corrupt businessman Steve in the forthcoming film adaptation of August: Osage County, Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer Prize winning play.
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have already been confirmed to star the film, which will be produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Harvey Weinstein. John Wells will direct.
It won’t be the first time Mulroney stars opposite Julia Roberts. The two were featured in the 1997 romantic comedy “My Best Friends Wedding.” Mulroney’s other film and TV credits include “Young Guns,” “New Girl,” “About Smidt,” “Zodiac,” “Must Love Dogs” and “Friends.” He has also appeared off Broadway in The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve Killing His Wife’s Killer’s Head/Action.
Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
August” Osage county tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed womend of the Weston Family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Streep has been cast as the pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston, and Roberts will play her complicated adult daughter Barbara. Streep’s recent performance in The Iron Lady was honored with the 2012 Best Actress Academy Award.