September 11, 2012

Upham joins August: Osage County

Misty Upham joins 'August: Osage County'

Weinstein Co. adaptation stars Streep, Roberts

By Justin KrollMisty Upham has joined the cast of the Weinstein Co. ensembler "August: Osage County," starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

John Wells is directing a cast that also includes Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper and Sam Shepard.

The adaptation of Tracy Letts' play revolves around the Weston family, whose members have to overcome certain differences when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing.

Upham would play a college student who comes to work for Streep's character.
Comment:  This is an extremely high-profile role for a Native actor. It could open doors for Upham and other Native actors.

For more on Misty Upham, see My Interview with Misty Upham and Black & Gold Gala with Misty Upham.

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