Carter Burwell is scoring the upcoming drama August: Osage County. The film is directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Misty Upham and Sam Shepard. The movie is based on the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe), which follows the strong-willed women of the Weston family who revisit their Midwest home when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing. Letts has also written the screenplay and Harvey Weinstein and Jean Doumanian (Sweet and Lowdown) are producing the film with George Clooney & Grant Heslov (Argo, Good Night, and Good Luck). August: Osage County is set to be released on November 8, 2013 by the Weinstein Company.
As previously reported, Burwell is also scoring Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World.