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Meryl Streep on the cast: "John [Wells] was like god when he put this family together - he thought 'oh this will get messy!'" Photo: Claire Folger © TWC

The cast of John Wells' chilling portrait of an American family, August: Osage County, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, and Dermot Mulroney, gathered at Essex House New York on Central Park South during Thanksgiving week to celebrate the upcoming Christmas day Us release of their film. Sam Shepard, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch were conjured up by Meryl Streep. Julia Roberts got the parakeets and wanted to set straight her relationship with Dermot Mulroney on the set, while he spoke about a most memorable dinner scene and who has the best coffee.

Screenwriter and playwright Tracy Letts, who won the Pulitzer Prize for August: Osage County tells the story of the Weston family, »

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