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Ewan McGregor for August: Osage County

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EWAN McGregor will play the husband of Julia Roberts in August: Osage County.

An adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play, the film will follow the women of a family whose lives have splintered in many directions until a crisis brings them back to their childhood home and to the dysfunctional, pill-popping woman (played by Meryl Streep) who raised them.

McGregor will play Streep’s son-in-law, the estranged husband of Julia Roberts’ character. He will be a college professor who left his wife for one of his students but who wants to come back and be there for his family.

John Wells is directing the movie, while George Clooney is among its producers.

The impressive ensemble is also comprised of Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Margo Martindale and Dermot Mulroney.

McGregor will next be seen in tsunami survival drama The Impossible and also has fantasy adventure Jack The Giant Killer.

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