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Deal Report: March 2, 2012

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts join ”Osage County” film adaptation, Lindsay Lohan hosts ”SNL,” and more

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Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts will star in the film adaptation of the Broadway play August: Osage County, which begins production this fall.

In a deal struck after a Feb. 17 meeting between Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, China will allow 14 more U.S. films to be distributed in the country each year, provided they are made in 3-D or IMAX. The previous limit was 20.

Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time on March 3.

Matthew Perry will join CBS’ The Good Wife in a recurring role as an ”extremely charming” attorney, beginning March 25.

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