Kings of Leon, who have Oklahoma City and Talihina ties, and John Fullbright, who hails from Bearden, have contributed songs to the “August: Osage County” film soundtrack.
Grammy winners Kings of Leon wrote Last Mile Home” especially for the soundtrack, and the New York Times reports the Nashville, Tenn.-based band is on the list of the 75 songs that are eligible for the Best Original Song Oscar.
Fullbright contributed “Gawd Above” from his Grammy-nominated 2012 debut album “From the Ground Up.”
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play by native Oklahoman Tracy Letts, “August: Osage County” tells the story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them all back to the Oklahoma home in which they were raised. The production was filmed in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.
As previously reported, Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Julia Roberts for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture when the Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this month.
In addition to a collective nomination for Best Ensemble Performance by a Cast, the Screen Actors Guild equivalent of Best Picture, both Meryl Streep (Best Actress) and Julia Roberts (Best Supporting Actress) scored individual SAG nominations in their respective fields earlier this month, too.
The cast also includes Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Margo Martindale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Abigail Breslin.
The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 25 and nationwide Jan. 10.
The soundtrack album will be released Jan. 7 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.