Andrea Riseborough may still be a relative unknown but it’s looking more and more likely we’ll start to see her name everywhere. After turns in 2010 films “Never let Me Go” and “Made in Dagenham”, she spent 2011 promoting Madonna’s panned “W.E.“. But the British actress also signed on to some potential hits, including “Shadow Dancer” and “Welcome to the Punch”, both of which are set for release this year, and during the early months of 2012 won one of the lead roles in the Tom Cruise sci-fi flick “Oblivion” as well as joining smaller, indie film The Hidden with Alexander Skarsgard.
Now Britain’s Daily Mail (via Playlist) is reporting that Riseborough may be about to land her biggest role yet, working alongside Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Lett’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County“.
The star is still in negotiations but if successful, Riseborough will be set to play Karen, Streep’s youngest daughter. The story “follows the women of the Weston family whose lives have splintered in many directions until their alcoholic father’s disappearance brings them back to their childhood home and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them”. Streep will play matriarch Violet, with Roberts set to play Barbara, the eldest daughter.
“August: Osage County” is currently looking to go into production in September, ready for an early 2013 release … just in time for awards season.