meryl streep julia roberts gi Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts team up for 'August: Osage County'For the first time ever, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts will be teaming up on the big screen. On Thursday (Feb. 16), The Weinstein Co. announced that the two will headline the film adaptation of “August: Osage County.”

The pair will play mother and daughter in the big-screen version of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play described by the U.K.’s Telegraph as a “darkly comic melodrama in which a family crisis unfolds over the course of a family meal at the end of a funeral.”

“After seeing Meryl Streep’s mesmerizing portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady,’ it has me even more excited and proud to co-star with her,” says Roberts in a statement.

The film will be directed by “The Company Men” director John Wells.

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