New Streep-Roberts film among early selections for Twin Cities Film Fest

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The upcoming Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts comedy drama "August: Osage County" is among the four early selections that will be showcased at the Twin Cities Film Fest in October, TCFF organizers announced Monday.

Based on the Tracy Lett's Pulitzer-winning play of the same name, "August: Osage County" tells the story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, who all live separate lives until a crisis brings them all back to the Midwest house they grew up in and the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard and Margo Martindale.

Other films announced include Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne's road dramedy "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte; "One Chance," the inspirational true story of "Britain's Got Talent" winner Paul Potts; and the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," starring Idris Elba as Mandela.

"The buzz we're already hearing, from people wanting tickets to the new Meryl Streep-Julia Roberts premiere, to the new Alexander Payne film -- which is sure to be a Best Picture contender -- is deafening," TCFF director Jatin Seta said in a statement. "And to then see subjects like Nelson Mandela and Simon Cowell in our lineup – for any serious movie lover, this is the true beginning of the Oscar race."

Dates and times of the screenings are yet to be announced.

Running Oct. 17-26, the TCFF will also host the Midwest and world premieres of dozens of independent projects, many of which were filmed in Minnesota.

“Throughout this year, as we’ve traveled to film festivals around the world and screened a mountain of 300 submissions, we have been surprised at every turn by astonishing Minnesotan visions," said TCFF artistic director Steven Snyder said in a statement.

The TCFF will be screening all of its films at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre in St. Louis Park. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

See the trailer for "August: Osage County" below.

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