Thank you Regina at FYC Meryl Streep for alerting me to the news that George Clooney, along with his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov, will be co-producing Meryl's upcoming film August: Osage County. My favorite of the articles I've read is from the Chicago Tribune. In it, Clooney comments that he can't think of anyone better than Harvey Weinstein to pull together such a great cast with great material. Clooney has connections to the film's director John Wells, as Wells executive produced and directed the NBC television series ER (in which Clooney starred and I happened to watch for all 15 seasons).
As I've made abundantly clear in previous posts, I'm pretty much obsessed with this project because I love the play. I've been hoping to read about a full cast being announced, but any news is further confirmation of the project going forward. I just tend to be pessimistic so I don't get disappointed about Meryl not participating. Great news!