The movie “August: Osage County” is officially coming to the county that inspired the play, which the film screenplay has been based on.
The film crew recently set up headquarters in Bartlesville, just outside Osage County, but the historic Boulanger home north of Pawhuska was recently purchased by August OC Film, according to a land deed.
The home and 22 acres, including several barns and ponds sold by Michael and Deborah McKinney, went for the asking price of $250,000. The deed was mailed to August OC Film at a Burbank address.
The Boulanger home was last sold in 2005 for $202,000. In 2000, the house was used as a bed and breakfast.
The soon-to-be filmed “August: Osage County,” which stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and is produced by George Clooney, will more than likely have a few scenes from the historic home, which was built in 1918.
Because the house was built at the time of the early automobile, it had one of the very first four-car garages ever built in the area according to the real estate listing. The 2,592 square foot home and its two-story wraparound porches were built for Boulanger town founder Isaac Walter and his wife.
The film, written by Oklahoma-born Tracy Letts who also wrote the Pulitzer prize-winning play, takes place in the Pawhuska country home of the dysfunctional Weston family. The mother, played by Meryl Streep, is addicted to prescription drugs and fighting mouth cancer, while subjecting her family to her extreme mood swings and paranoia. The oldest daughter, Barbara, will be played by Julia Roberts. Abigail Breslin, of “Zombieland,” will play Barbara’s daughter Jean.
Another of the Violet Weston daughters, Karen, will be played by Juliette Lewis, who has also starred in “Cold Creek Manor,” “The Other Sister,” “Natural Born Killers,” and “What’s eating Gilbert Grape.”
Although no actor has been officially named as the alcoholic Weston father, Beverly, his close friend, Charles Aikens, will be played by actor Chris Cooper, who starred in “The Patriot,” “American Beauty” and “The Bourne Identity.”
Filming is set to start at the end of September, but the film crew is still searching for extras. There will be an open call in Tulsa on Saturday Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tulsa Promenade Mall.
The original location was the Doubletree Warren Place, but the casting call was moved to accommodate more parking and accessibility, according to KJRH-TV.
Call the casting hotline, (405) 310-4391, for more information.
People can also submit information by mail or email. Submissions must include a recent, clear photo, along with your full name, mailing address, email address, all phone numbers, height and all clothing sizes, including shoes. List the age of anyone under 18 and list all available days. Babies and toddlers are not needed.
Emails can be sent to AugustExtras@gmail.com. Hard copies can be mailed to: August Extras c/o Freihofer Casting, 3750 W Main St., Five Park A, Norman, OK 73072.
[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in The Bigheart Timesand is used with permission.]
Louise Red Corn The Bigheart Times
Original Publish Date: 2012-08-16 00:00:00