Casting Net: Ewan McGregor boarding 'August: Osage County.' Plus: Christian Slater joins Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

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Ewan McGregor is the latest A-lister to board the feature adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County, as the estranged husband of Julia Roberts' character, the eldest daughter of family matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep). Costars include Chris CooperJuliette LewisBenedict CumberbatchAbigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, and Margo Martindale. The only major character left to cast, in fact, is Violet's middle daughter Ivy. Playwright Tracy Letts penned the adaptation himself. John Wells, best known as the showrunner of ER and The West Wing, is directing. [Variety]

• Christian Slater is boarding director Lars von Trier‘s lightning rod drama Nymphomaniac, as the father of a self-diagnosed sex addict played by Charlotte Gainsbourg (as an adult) and model Stacy Martin (in flashback). The film costars Stellan SkarsgardShia LaBeoufJamie Bell, and Connie Nielsen. [Variety]

• Awkward‘s Jillian Rose Reed will play the love interest in the indie romcom Confessions of a Womanizer, in which Reed’s character falls for the titular lothario. Muhammad Miguel Ali Hasan is making his feature directing debut from his script. [THR]

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