Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Second trailer for "August: Osage County"
Two days after its world premiere in Toronto, the Weinstein Company has released a second trailer for August: Osage County. If there was ever a thought of Meryl going supporting, I feel like this trailer has completely squelched that possibility. Like the first trailer, this is representing the film as a comedy, but I understand that. One, the script is at times very funny, and two, producers want it to look appealing to mass audiences. What's different about this trailer from the first is that Meryl seems to be the main focus of the story. Based on the clips I could even buy Roberts as supporting.
There is also news today that after its debut many people were disappointed that the film's ending was a bit different from the original play's. I don't want to give it away, but suffice it to say that they've obviously filmed it both ways and director John Wells and screenwriter Tracy Letts will be duking it out with Harvey between now and Christmas to decide which ending the wide release will include. As this post goes live, the film stands at 70% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes after ten reviews counted.