“August: Osage County” Update

streeproberts460The movie version of “August: Osage County,” starring Meryl and Julia, will reportedly begin filming between May and August, a month or two after Streep finishes the shoot for “The Iron Lady,” the pic about Margaret Thatcher. Either of these flicks could be Meryl’s long-overdue third Oscar. But which one? “Iron Lady” will presumably be out late this year, and “August” in 2012. Too bad “August” isn’t first: even if it’s a so-so film, it’s a slam-dunk Oscar for Miss Meryl. (Even though she’ll presumably have to compete against Julia.) “Lady” is a sure nomination, but not so certain a statuette: does the Academy want to reward a war-mongering right-wing character? It once honored George C. Scott for “Patton,” but that was centuries ago.

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