WHO’S IN IT?
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Chris Cooper (Adaptation), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Juliette Lewis (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby), Dermot Mulroney (About Schmidt), Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire), Sam Shepard (Mud), Misty Upham (Frozen River)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Wells (The Company Men), director; Tracy Letts (Killer Joe), writer; George Clooney (Gravity), Jean Doumanian (Sweet and Lowdown), Grant Heslov (Argo), Steve Traxler (film debut) and Harvey Weinstein (My Week With Marilyn), producers; Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain), composer; Adriano Goldman (Jane Eyre), cinematographer; Stephen Mirrione (The Hunger Games)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When alcoholic poet Beverly Weston (Shepard) goes missing and soon turns up dead, the entire family – including estranged daughters Barbara and Karen (Roberts and Lewis) – shows up for the funeral, where they must face their own hidden demons and confront the matriarchal, drug-addled widow Violet (Streep)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A huge cast of A-list actors come together to give an ensemble performance of a lifetime in this filmic adaptation of Tracy Lett’s play.