Stars spotted in Bartlesville


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 9/20/2012 10:09 pm Published: 9/20/2012 1:25 pm


Filming for "August: Osage County" begins on Monday and already Hollywood stars have been spotted in the area.

Katie Keleher told FOX23 that she spotted George Clooney while she was eating dinner at Frank and Lola's in Bartlesville.

"My eyes got really big and I started freaking out," said Katie. She said Clooney was eating dinner at a table near hers.

"I could hear him talking and his voice sounded just like it does on t.v.," said Katie.

She didn't talk with the actor but she did take a picture of him. "It was amazing it was the highlight of my year," said Katie.

The Oklahoma Film & Music Office and The Weinstein Company announced in August that principal photography is scheduled to begin September 24th and last for eight weeks.

The film stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis.  Lewis has reportedly been spotted grocery shopping in Bartlesville and has tweeted about things she wants to check out while she's in Oklahoma.  On the FOX23 Facebook page someone posted Meryl Streep was on their flight into Tulsa over the weekend.

On Wednesday night, Twitter was abuzz with rumors actor George Clooney, who part of the production team, was seen dining in Bartlesville.  

Jerry Stahl, the owner of Bartlesville Wine & Spirits, met George Clooney inside of his store earlier this week. Stahl said that he did a double-take but he recognized the actor immediately. "He was really friendly, he seemed laid back and casual," said Stahl.

George Clooney isn't the only male actor that has been spotted at a restaurant in Bartlesville. Sam Sheperd is also starring in the film and was recently served breakfast at a local eatery.

"Sam Sam Shepherd came in and had  sausage scrambler, I guess he enjoyed it," said one of the cooks at Eggberts, Shawn Berry.

Berry said that it is exciting having celebrities out and about in the community. "Just the last few days there has really been a buzz and people have been talking about it alot," said Berry.


Other actors appearing in the film include Ewan MacGregor, Sam Shepherd, Chris Cooper and Abigail Breslin.

“August: Osage County” is a feature-length motion picture based on the play of the same name written by Tulsa native Tracy Letts. The play originated at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre before moving to Broadway where it garnered five Tony awards including Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008.

Shooting will take place at locations in both Osage and Washington counties in Northeastern Oklahoma.

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NightShade - 9/21/2012 12:21 PM
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George is fine, but if I could just get a glimpse of Sam, this Ol'Gal would faint.

USEagle - 9/21/2012 7:52 AM
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George Who???

ghostbuster - 9/21/2012 3:56 AM
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That's kool. (=
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