07/27/2012 12:00 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

'Hope Springs': Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & Steve Carell Star In New Clip (VIDEO)

"Hope Springs"; or, the next film to prove Meryl Streep's box-office dominance in summertime is no fluke.

The new dramedy from Sony stars Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a married couple who have lost their spark. It's only when they visit a marriage counselor (played by Steve Carell) that they start to lit each other up again ... at least until sex is brought up as the next step on their path to reconciliation. (Watch the awkward results from Carell's carnal request in the exclusive clip above.)

For Streep, "Hope Springs" will likely be the latest in a string of summer successes at the box office. In June of 2006, the three-time Oscar winner starred in "The Devil Wears Prada," which earned over $325 million worldwide. She followed that up with "Mamma Mia" in 2008 ($609 million) and "Julie & Julia" in 2009 ($129 million).

Of course, Streep isn't alone in "Hope Springs": As Carell proved last year with "Crazy Stupid Love" ($142 million worldwide), he's got the magic touch when it comes to adult-themed summer movies as well.

Directed by David Frankel (who also helmed the aforementioned "Devil Wears Prada"), "Hope Springs" arrives in theaters on Aug. 8. Watch the clip above and check back for more on the film in the lead up to its release.

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