If Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible doesn’t work out for Ewan McGregor, the Weinstein Company announced today that McGregor will be joining Academy Award Winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the upcoming adaptation of August: Osage County.  The film is directed by John Wells and is adapted by Tracy Letts who wrote the play as well.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, and Margo Martindale are also set to co-star.

The synopsis courtesy of IMDb.com reads as follows:

The Weston family overcomes certain differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing.

The film set to open sometime in 2013.

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