I came across an article today with some great info on filming info for Meryl's upcoming film August: Osage County. I won't get into all the details, but one of the main things I noticed was Tracy Letts quoted as being in a struggle with Harvey Weinstein about the length of the film. We have to keep in mind that the play was about three hours in length, but Letts reports that he's fighting a losing battle keeping it anywhere near that length. Ultimately he thinks it'll end up being closer to a two hour film. I get that the production company will find it more difficult to get butts in the seats with a movie over two and half hours in length, but having read the script, I really hope that a reasonable compromise is met so as not to delete too much of the titillating dialogue. Especially Meryl's. Here's hopin'.
I recommend people check out Awards Daily for a fun Meryl movie matrix that was posted today. I enjoy the character heads. Also, there are currently a bunch of great video clips of Meryl in interviews promoting Hope Springs on Simply Streep. The film is getting really good reviews. White-knuckling it until tomorrow night. Go see it!