Streep, Roberts movie to be filmed in Boulanger home

PAWHUSKA, Okla. - Hollywood stars like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts will soon call Green Country home -- at least for a little while.

Filming will begin next month on their new movie, "August: Osage County."

The movie is about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family.

On Friday, 2News got an up-close look at the Boulanger House, which is where the movie will be set.

Located north of Pawhuska, the  large ten-room home was built for Isaac Walter and Grace Boulanger in the 1910's. The home was designed by Sears, Roebuck and Company. The home was constructed for about $5,000.

The home stayed in the Boulanger family for many decades.

In 2000, it was turned into a bed and breakfast for about four years.

The current owners sold the house with the help of United Country Shaw Real Estate, which is based in Ponca City.

Johnny Shaw, the company's owner, said the moviemakers saw the house listed online.

Shaw said a location scout came out to see the house and then it was sold.

Realtors say what makes the house special is its history and charm.

"This is one of those homes that you walk in and it's just amazing. The feel is so welcoming. There's a lot of natural light that comes in through that house and it's just great to be on the grounds because it is amazing and of course you're surrounded by country side," said Natascha Holloway, a real estate agent for United Country Shaw Real Estate.

The realtors have already lined up another buyer for when the movie is complete.

In addition to the Boulanger House, the film will be shot in and around the Pawhuska and Bartlesville areas.

As for residents, they are excited about another Hollywood film coming to the area.

In 2011, the film "To The Wonder," which stars Ben Affleck, was filmed in Pawhuska.

Part of the movie was filmed at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Chris Daigle said the cast and crew were wonderful and he is looking forward to another movie being made in the area.

"I think they probably heard about Bartlesville and [Pawhuska], not only the beauty but the opportunity," said Daigle.

Daigle said he would welcome another film crew to his church.

But don't expect him to be star struck.

"When you meet two popes and Mother Teresa, how can you be impressed?" he said.

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