Several sources are reporting that Meryl's upcoming film August: Osage County will receive its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be a gala event for the festival, which runs from Sep 5-15. SO excited about this! It's not as if this news means I'll see the film any sooner than Christmas (Toronto isn't too far from Minneapolis though...should I go?!?!), but it does mean that we'll get a shit ton of reviews and countless opinions on Meryl's performance and the film itself
The TIFF website indicates that August's running time is 130 minutes. The length of the picture has long been a source of speculation, as the play runs well over three hours. I was anticipating about 2.5 hours for the film, so I'm a little surprised that they were able to pare it down to 2 hours, 10 minutes. It's still longer than an average film, but I'm hopeful that none of the juicy stuff is missing.
Other notable films making either their world or North American premiere at the festival which happen to star possible Best Actress contenders include Philomena (Judi Dench), Gravity (Sandra Bullock), Blue is the Warmest Color (Adele Exarchopolous), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her (Jessica Chastain) and Labor Day (Labor Day). Let the bloodbath begin.