Friday, July 20, 2012

Breslin latest rumored addition to "August: Osage County"

Deadline is reporting that 16 year-old Abigail Breslin has been cast as Jean in Meryl's upcoming film August: Osage County.  Although I have a hard time picturing Breslin as anything but her pudgy character in Little Miss Sunshine, I'm sure this is a great addition.  I saw a couple of pictures of her online and she's looking quite grown up, so I don't think it'll be too tough to convince me she's someone other than Olive Hoover.

As Jean Fordham, Breslin will play Julia Roberts's cranky,  pot-smoking daughter.   There are so many incredible female roles in this movie, with two of the best still to be revealed:  Mattie Fae and Ivy.  The way news has been rolling out every few days, I have to wonder if they pretty much have this thing cast and they just give out one name at a time so nerds like me can go crazy publicizing it.   It's a good tactic because I'm like a Pavlovian dog impatiently anticipating updates.  So, here's where we stand now:

Violet Weston: Meryl Streep (confirmed)
Barbara Fordham: Julia Roberts (confirmed)
Charlie Aiken: Chris Cooper (confirmed)
Karen Weston: Andrea Riseborough (speculated)
                       Juliette Lewis (speculated)
Jean Fordham: Abigail Breslin (speculated)


  1. Jeff, Hope your having a good weekend. The tracking board which has a 90 percent of casting sucess has Meryl Streep attached to Rob Marshall's film musical iInto the woods. Something to keep an eye on still awaiting more news on August. Ken

    1. Ken I hope you're right about the tracking board's casting sucess rate. As I mention in my newest post, I'm pretty skeptical when there is only one article suggesting her participation. But yeah, we'll just have to keep an eye on it Stay tuned. :)