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Abigail Breslin joins Meryl Streep, Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

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Abigail Breslin has joined the cast of August: Osage County.

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts will star in the black comedy, which is adapted by screenwriter Tracy Letts (Killer Joe) from his own play.

18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute: Abigail Breslin

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Meryl Streep - 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards held at Soho House

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According to Collider, Breslin will play the acerbic, pot-smoking daughter of Roberts's character, who is in turn the daughter of Streep's on-screen persona.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing August: Osage County, which follows three generations of women in a dysfunctional family who are brought back to their childhood home by a crisis.

John Wells (The Company Men, The West Wing) is set to direct.

Julia Roberts has expressed her excitement about working with Streep on the film.

Watch the trailer for Killer Joe below:

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