Thursday, August 23, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch in talks for "August: Osage County"

It appears we may have our Little Charles.  The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that the star of BBC's Sherlock Holmes is in talks to join the cast of August: Osage County.  I've had the pleasure of seeing Cumberbatch in action in the aforementioned series thanks to Joe.   If you get a chance, check it out.  It's quirky, smart and funny.  I'm glad they have a Brit involved in this ensemble.  And Cumberbatch seems more than equipped to tackle the role of the simple, yet sensitive son of Mattie Fae and Charlie Aiken, played by Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper, respectively.  The full cast is rounding out very nicely:

Violet Weston: Meryl Streep (confirmed)
Barbara Fordham: Julia Roberts (confirmed)
Charlie Aiken: Chris Cooper (confirmed)
Karen Weston: Juliette Lewis (confirmed)
Jean Fordham: Abigail Breslin (confirmed)
Beverly Weston: Tom Wilkinson (speculated)
Ivy Weston: Amy Adams (speculated)
Mattie Fae Aiken: Margo Martindale (confirmed)
Steve Heidebrecht: Dermot Mulroney (confirmed)
Little Charles Aiken: Benedict Cumberbatch (speculated)

Roles yet to be confirmed:

Sheriff Deon

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