Date: 17th February 2012

Streep & Roberts To Play Mother And Daughter

Oscar-winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are to play mother and daughter in the movie adaptation of Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County.

Streep will play drug-addicted Violet Weston and Roberts her eldest daughter, Barbara Fordham, in the project, according to

Tracy Letts' dark comedy chronicles the drama that ensues when Roberts' character and her sisters reunite with their mother at the family home.

“After seeing Meryl Streep's mesmerizing portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady,' it has me even more excited and proud to co star with her," Roberts said in a statement.

Shooting on the film is expected to start later this year.

Source: Press Release